"Ceasefire violations and shelling not only make the people leave their homes but severely hamper agricultural operations causing economic stress to border people," Omar said while interacting with farmers at International Border near Chinore Farm, 35 kilometres from here on Wednesday evening.

Expressing satisfaction over no reports of any recent ceasefire violation, the Chief Minister said he hoped that the situation along the border remains calm for the larger interests of people, particularly farmers.

Omar also expressed hope that India and Pakistan would resolve all issues through the process of dialogue.

The Chief Minister enquired about the welfare of the people and received brief from them about the prevailing situation and the status of their agricultural operations.

He gave directions to the Agriculture Department to provide all help to the border farmers for launch of successful agricultural operations.

He asked the department to keep good stock of better seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural inputs for farmers in the border areas.

Underscoring the importance of quality seeds, Omar said they help in getting better yield which further helps in economic upliftment of farmers.

Omar emphasized on the importance of modern agricultural practices and new technology and said farmers across the state should be made aware about it besides making quality seeds, planting material and fertilizers easily available to them.

The Chief Minister also inspected the Seed Multiplication Farm at Chinore. Highlighting the importance of such farms, Omar said there is a need to further upgrade and strengthen them in the state.


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