October 16, 2010Print : National
LAHORE: Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that the process of distribution of Watan Cards is underway in a transparent manner and so far 345,000 Watan Cards have been distributed in 11 flood-hit districts of the province.
He was talking to Habib Bank Limited President Zakir Mehmood who called on him here on Friday to discuss distribution of Watan Cards among flood affectees. The CM said the Bank Alfalah had also been included in the process along with the United Bank. On the HBL’s desire to be a part of the distribution process, the CM directed the chief secretary to hold a meeting with the HBL president and consider participation of the bank in the distribution process so that it could be completed speedily.
HBL President Zakir Mehmood said that the bank was distributing Watan Cards among flood victims in Sindh and also wanted to be part of the process in the Punjab. He said the HBL had the capacity to distribute 5,000 Watan Cards daily