Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered provision of financial assistance to farmers, whose wheat crop caught fire in Sialkot due to a technical fault in a harvesting machine.
He directed the Punjab Government to immediately release cheques to the affected farmers.
It is pertinent to mention that the fire erupted due to a malfunction and leakage in a harvester machine. As a result of which, a fire erupted that burnt fields of ready to harvest wheat crop in Bela Pul Bajwaan village of Bajwat Sector in district Sialkot.
According to a government report, 15 farmers were affected and the fire engulfed standing crop on 77 acres of land.
Source: Radio Pakistan