Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that some 4.2 million people had so far received sacks of free wheat flour under the Ramazan Package launched by the government to reduce burden of inflation on lower-middle class and poor people.
Addressing the media persons, the minister said so far, free flour sacks were distributed among more than 4.1 million people in Punjab, while some 72,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 20,000 from Islamabad had benefitted from the historic and unprecedented scheme on the first day of its launch.
She said all was set for starting the free flour supply in Giglit-Baltistan, while efforts were also underway to replicate this initiative in other parts of the country including Sindh and Balochistan.
She said that free distribution of flour reinforced the fact that Shehbaz Sharif always thought about the sufferings of people of Punjab when he was CM. She said with replication of this intent was done in KP, Punjab and Islamabad by using BISP data.
PM had a track record whether it was related to flood or any another emergency, he himself monitored the quality to ensure accountability.