PM Imran launches Kisan Portal to ‘give voice to small farmers’

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched the Kisan Portal — a special category for farmers in the Pakistan Citizen Portal — saying it would give a voice to small farmers who were “voiceless” in front of powerful people.

Addressing the launch ceremony in Islamabad, he noted that 90 per cent of farmers had small landholdings but their problems never reached those in power. “He works hard and has no voice in front of the powerful. If a corrupt policeman comes in the area, the farmer suffers the most.”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”ur” dir=”rtl”>&quot;چھوٹے کسان کی ہر طرح سے مدد کرنا میرا وژن ہے،&quot;<br><br>وزیراعظم عمران خان،<br>کسان پورٹل کے اجراء کی تقریب سے خطاب <a href=”https://t.co/k03c4rUOlC”>pic.twitter.com/k03c4rUOlC</a></p>&mdash; Prime Minister&#39;s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) <a href=”https://twitter.com/PakPMO/status/1448989298523611139?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 15, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Talking about the situation of farmers in the country, the premier said that all research pointed to how small farmers paid the highest prices when buying something from the market but sold their crop for the lowest price compared to bigger farmers.