KP CM approves subsidy on flour in province

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Draft bill for regularization of services of 675 contract doctors also approved

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday approved provision of subsidized flour to masses across the province. KP Minister for Higher Education told media after the cabinet meeting that under the subsidy, the 20 kg bag would be sold at Rs 980 and 10 kg bag at Rs 490 from this month, adding the supply of wheat would be ensure to flour mills this month after which the subsidized flour would be made available at specific shops and sale points.

The Cabinet expressed grave concern over reduction in the number of seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in National Assembly. The cabinet also expressed concern over alleged misappropriation in the voter lists as reported by the public through complaints and decided to take up the matter with the Election Commission and if it was not resolved, the matter would be taken to the court.

He said the cabinet had approved a draft bill for regularization of services of 675 contract doctors in the health department. These doctors had been serving as medical officers in different parts of the province since the outbreak of Corona pandemic.

The Cabinet also approved creation of 34 posts for IT cadre in the Excise and Taxation Department, including Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Director. It also approved the adjustment of 296 employees including sub-engineers and other staff of CDLD project in the Local Government Department.