Punjabi durbar programme of Radio Pakistan loses its ‘Durbar’May 21st, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, May 21 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in its latest broadcast of Punjabi Durbar seems to have lost its ‘Durbar’ mood and expressed sympathy for the ‘condition’ of farmers in India who, in reality, have been able to get the government absolve them from paying their loans.
Residents at the border villages are amused to listen to broadcasts over the Radio Pakistan at a time when the UPA government has won Parliamentary elections largely due to farmers’ faith in the ruling combine.
Be it the loan waiver scheme, National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme or even the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (education for all), there have been so many steps taken by the government that helped them.
“The propaganda by Pakistan radio is completely wrong. Punjab’s farmer is happy. Damage to crops by natural calamity is a separate issue, otherwise, the farmer has got complete support from the Central Government like subsidies and waiving of the loans,” said Gurvinder Singh, a farmer. “Pakistan wants to create tension in India. The labourers don’t have any problem here. They are earning a good livelihood here. We are not bonded labourers, we get work whenever and where ever we want to,” said Prem Kumar, a labourer.
People feel it is time Radio Pakistan started broadcasting the truth and tell he world that terrorists are posing a big threat to internal peace. And throwing stones at the house of its neighbour has become a habit with Radio Pakistan. (ANI)
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