Kasur farmers protest outside PA

June 16, 2009 (daily times monitor)

LAHORE: Farmers from Kasur staged a protest outside the Punjab Assembly (PA) building against a local patwari just before the debate on the provincial budget began on Monday, a private TV channel reported. According to the channel, the farmers from village Ahmedabad in Kasur district protested against the illegal transfer of lands made by the patwari and the kanoongoh of their area, and raised slogans against the officials. One of the protesting farmers, Muhammad Aslam, threw petrol on himself and tried to burn himself, the channel said. It said the police manhandled the demonstrators to disperse them.

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