People in Punjab, KPK to be given free flour in Ramazan: PM

ISLAMABAD, Mar 17 : Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday said needy persons in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be given the gift of free flour in the month of Ramazan ul Mubarak.
Speaking at a meeting held here to review arrangements for the provision of flour to needy persons, he said for the first time in the history of the country, a package had been prepared for the provision of free flour to poor people in the month of Ramazan.
He said no negligence would be tolerated regarding the quality of flour to be provided to the citizens.
The prime minister said the government was making all efforts to provide relief to the poor and middle class.
It was told that in Punjab, 15.8 million households would be provided free flour in Punjab during Ramazan while free flour would also be provided in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The needy persons can know about their eligibility for gift of flour by sending their identity card number on SMS 8171 assigned by Benazir Income Support Programme. It was further told that flour would be available at less rates in 50 Sasta Bazaars in Balochistan.
Advisor to Prime Minister Ahad Cheema, Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Syed Mohsin Naqvi, chief secretaries of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and Managing Director of Utility Stores Corporation attended the meeting.

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