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LAHORE – In partnership with the federal government, Caretaker Punjab cabinet on Monday approved a Ramazan relief package to provide free wheat flour to the public during the holy month of Ramazan. The provincial cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi approved a program to provide free wheat flour bags to families earning less than Rs.60,000 per month. Under this special relief package, families with identity cards will receive three bags of 10kg flour for free during the month of Ramazan. About 1.58 crore families and 10 crore individuals will benefit from the free wheat flour package.
Nearly 90 percent of Punjab’s population will benefit from the free wheat flour package that will be available at select grocery stores, truck stops, and utility stores. The distribution of the free wheat flour will begin on the 25th of Sha’ban and continue until the 25th of Ramazan. The CM directed that the number of shops and trucking points should be increased across the state and further ordered that the big shops be directed to set up special counters for this purpose. The meeting was informed that the Punjab Information Technology Board has prepared a software for distribution of free wheat flour bags and the families registered in the Benazir Income Support Program will be able to get a special package of free flour, while families without register get free flour. by registering by phone. Commissioners, RPOs, deputy commissioners and DPOs will monitor this program in their respective areas. He was further directed to conduct an awareness campaign for the relief package. “I, provincial ministers, the chief secretary, IG police and administrative machinery will be present in the field for the success of this good work”, the CM said and emphasized that everyone must burn the midnight oil for the success of the this program. It is a responsibility and an opportunity to earn the joy of Allah Ta’ala, he added. The food secretary briefed on the salient features of the package. Provincial ministers, chief secretary, IGP and secretaries attended the meeting while Provincial Minister Jamal Nasir participated through video link.
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