0.5m households to get free flour


Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi HasanWaqarCheema on Wednesday said that around 0.5 million deserving households would get over 1.44 million free flour bags across the district during the holy month of Ramazan.

He said that 10 mega flour sale points were established in eight tehsils of the district where as many as 76 distribution counters are activated to facilitate the masses.He said that around 5,000 bags per day were being provided at these centers. Cheema revealed that the Punjab government launched a program to distribute 30kgs of free flour to 1.8 million households during Ramazan, with a subsidy of Rs 53 billion.

He said that besides mega centers, as many as 232 trucking points had been estab-lished across the district for that purpose.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Punjab Minister for Local Government, Ibrahim HasanMurad on Wednesday visited the double road and LiaquatBagh free flour distribution points and reviewed the arrangements made to facilitate the citizens. On the occasion, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Liaquat Ali Chatta and Deputy Commissioner HasanWaqarCheema were also present. The minister inspected the arrangements including the counters set up at the free flour points and inquired about the delivery process and quality of free flour from the citizens. He also checked the weight of the flour bags.

The DC briefed the provincial minister about the delivery of flour in Rawalpindi. Ibrahim Murad said that the initiative was taken by the caretaker government to pro-vide relief to the citizens.

He directed the authorities concerned to utilise all available resources to ensure a smooth supply of free flour to the poor and deserving citizens at all points.

He expressed satisfaction over arrangements made in Rawalpindi to supply free flour to the citizens and instructed the staff posted at the free flour points to deal with the citizens politely.