Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Chief Minister, Mohammad Azam Khan here on Thursday took notice of irregularities in the distribution of free flour among deserving people and directed officials to look into the matter. In a statement, he directed all the district administrations to ensure uninterrupted delivery of flour to people across the province during the month of Ramadan.
It is worth mentioning here that a 40-year-old man suffocated and four others sustained injuries in a stampede while trying to get free-of-charge flour being distributed in Charsadda district. Rescue1122 teams reached the spot and shifted the injured to DHQ, Charsadda. Meanwhile An elderly woman died during a stampede at a free flour distribution point at Chowk Sarwar Shaheed. According to Rescue 1122 sources, 50-year-old Taaj Bibi to the flour distribution point at Chowk Shaheed, where under the special Ramazan Package of the provincial government, three flour bags were being given to deserving families.—INP