Islamabad-The police have beefed up security in capital as protest of farmers, they are launching under banner of Kissan Ittehad for acceptance of their demands, entered the fourth day on Saturday.

The main demands of the protesting farmers include decrease in utility bills, taxes and urea price.

The farmers would not call off their agitation (sit-in) till their demands were met by the government, said an elected representative of Kissan Ittehad.

More police force has been deployed in Blue Area and on Jinnah Avenue following the orders of IG Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, said a police officer.

He added that DIG Operations and SSP Operations are on the scene to tackle the situation as the protestors have been crafting sticks by picking branches of trees and collecting stones.

He said that the protestors, being led by Kissan Ittehad Chairman Khalid Bath and Secretary General Umer Amin, will not be allowed to march towards Parliament House.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Awami Tehreek has announced its full support to farmers and Kissan Ittehad. Speaking to media men, coordinator Ghulam Ali Khan said that his party fully supporting the demands of farmers and urged the government to accept their demands. 

On the other hand, Islamabad Capital Traffic Police also devised a traffic plan by erecting diversions to ease the vehicles rush and to facilitate the road users, according to a police spokesman.

Reportedly, talks between representatives of Kissan Ittehad and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah could not be held.

According to details, tens of hundreds of farmers, following the call of Kissan Ittehad, were agitating against the increase in utility bills, taxes and urea price. They had staged a sit-in at Jinnah Avenue for last two days.

Mess of the farmers on capital’s main artery has doubled miseries of citizens as many roads have been closed triggering huge traffic rush in twin cities. Talking to media men, Kissan Ittehad President Sheikhupura Region representatives said that the government is not in mood to accept our demands. He said that the farmers will not go back homes without getting their demands fulfilled.