KARACHI: Prime Minister's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Daud said major industrialists and those associated with agriculture were critical of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's presence in recent meetings with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Targeted.
He added that after the meetings, suggestions were given by the Army Chief and other constituencies on which the government was working.
Talking to the adviser, Commerce said that the Army Chief's suggestions are in the works.
According to the report, the Army Chief was meeting with farmers and businessmen even before the October meeting with businessmen, which was announced by the Pak Army's Public Relations Department.
The report said that such a meeting was also held at National Defense University on September 17, in which farmers and businessmen associated with agricultural products met with the Army Chief.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Advisor to Finance Abdul Hafiz Sheikh, Minister of Defense for Food, Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan, Kashmir Committee Chairman Fakhr Imam, as well as Karachi businessmen, Sugar Mills, Livestock, Automobiles and other sectors. Representatives included.
The report claimed that the meeting participants strongly criticized the advisory trade and advisory finance in the presence of the Army Chief and also demanded action against them.
The report noted that the experts at the meeting drew Razzaq's attention to the inappropriate trade policy and blamed them for the damage they were upset about.
When contacted, Khalid Mehmood, president of the Pakistan Farmers' Union, said that the participants of the meeting criticized the federal cabinet members as well as the government's sugar policy because of their stance on the government. The cotton and allied industries in the country are suffering due to the concessions given to the sugar industry.
Another major farmer confirmed that the meeting had discussed agricultural products exports, cotton, rice and sugar production.
The report said that Abdul Razzaq Daud responded to his criticism, saying that under the 18th Amendment, Agriculture was a provincial department, which meant that the role of the federal government and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry were eliminated.
After listening to the criticism and complaints of businessmen, especially agriculture-related businessmen and farmers, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured the participants that their suggestions would be implemented.