Food subsidy to provide relief to poor

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Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan has said that the food subsidy offered by the government was meant to provide relief to weaker and economically underprivileged segments of the society.

Addressing a meeting of the Department of Food here on Thursday, he said, benefit of the subsidy should be transferred to the economically underprivileged people and a comprehensive mechanism should be evolved to ensure that the poor and deserving people were availing the opportunity offered by the government. He said a proper survey should be conducted on subsidies offered on flour to evolve a comprehensive mechanism.

“Only deserving people should get cheap flour”, the PM said, adding that instead of taking advantage of the scheme, the well-off people who were rich enough to fulfill their requirements of life, should come forward and help the government in its efforts to establish a welfare society.—APP

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