CM Naqvi inspects free flour supply centre

Mohsin Raza Naqvi
Mohsin Raza Naqvi

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi visited the free flour supply center set up at Samanabad Royal Garden area in the provincial metropolis where some buyers complained about non-verification of CNICs and slow speed of the system. Similarly, some others complained about giving them one or two day’s time for collecting flour bag. The CM took strict notice of the complaints and directed the commissioner and deputy commissioner Lahore to immediately resolve the issues. Similarly, he also expressed indignation for giving time and said that this behavior is not acceptable in any case. He directed to provide flour to the buyers present in the center today positively.

The CM observed the arrangements made for provision of free supply of flour to the citizens through special Ramazan relief package of federal and Punjab governments and enquired the people about the problems in distribution of free flour. He also inspected CNICs verification counters and assured the citizens of immediate solution of their problems. I am personally monitoring the package and all the provincial administration has been activated to deliver the right to the beneficiaries, he assured and added that there have been some problems in the beginning which have been directed to be resolved. Punjab Information Technology Board and NADRA have been asked to further improve the CNICs verification process, the CM further said and concluded that provincial ministers have also been directed to monitor this package and and submit reports by visiting centers. Provincial Information Minister Amir Mir, chief secretary, CCPO Lahore, commissioner and DC Lahore Division, and others were also present.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on Monday said that protecting the lives and properties of people besides maintaining law & order was among the duties of law enforcement agencies including the police and no compromise would be made in this regard.

Addressing a press conference, he announced the formation of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to look into the incidents occurred during the past one week in the guise of political activity in the provincial capital and to present the facts before the nation.

Mohsin Naqvi said the provincial caretaker government was also writing a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan sharing details about what had been happening in the province by a political party.

He said the police had been given a free hand to establish writ of the government in the province as nobody would be allowed to take law into hands.

Political activity was a right of everyone but attacking the police personnel and damaging public properties to create an atmosphere of chaos and unrest could not be allowed at all, he said.

The chief minister said the provincial government had been showing constraint in response to politics of agitation by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf just to avoid unrest and loss of life.

However, softness of the government should not be taken as its weakness as those involved in attacking the police personnel and public properties would not be spared anymore.

He added that law enforcement agencies had reached the gate of Khan’s residence twice but he called them back. The caretaker CM said that the reason he asked them to return was that he did not want “anything to happen” that would ruin the environment or cause a loss of life.

Naqvi also shared that when the police cleared Canal Road, a cop returning from duty was attacked and an Elite Force car was also attacked the same night.