PM oversees free flour distribution

By APP & our correspondent
March 25, 2023

LAHORE/KASUR: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday directed to ensure the registration of eligible persons in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad to avail the free flour scheme.


While chairing a meeting to review the Ramazan package here, he said counters of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and Benazir Income Support Programme should be set up at flour distribution points. He said the government was taking all possible steps to lessen the difficulties of poor people.

The prime minister said that the distribution of free flour would continue till Ramazan 25.

Federal Ministers Shazia Marri, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Adviser to PM Ahad Cheema, caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Syed Mohsin Naqvi and officers concerned attended the meeting. The meeting was informed about the free flour scheme in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad from which a large number of families were taking benefit.

The PM was apprised that in Punjab flour distribution points were set up in marriage halls so that people should not face difficulties while waiting for their turn.

Meanwhile, the prime minister Friday visited flour distribution points in Lahore and expressed satisfaction at the arrangements.

He also appreciated the efforts of the administrations of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, and officials of departments who were working on the programme.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to Mustafaabad (Lilyani), Kasur, on Friday.

He inspected free flour distribution points and inquired about difficulties in distribution of free flour to people. He directed the authorities to take the best measures to facilitate people. He said special care should be given to the elderly, disabled and women.

The media was kept away from the prime minister. The DC Kasur advised him not to visit Kasur due to bad weather and road conditions.