KPK: Insaf Food Card will provide low-income household with Rs. 2100 as monthly assistance
According to media reports, the provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is launching the Insaf Food Card in the province, aiming to provide Rs. 2,100 monthly to every deserving household. The Special Assistant to CM on Information Barrister, Muhammad Ali Saif, announced the decision during the 71st meeting of the cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan to discuss plans.
Muhammad Ali Saif stated:
A huge amount of Rs. 25.92 billion will be spent under this scheme, which will benefit almost five million people in the province. The selection of needy persons for the Insaf Food Card will be done using the already available genuine records of the Ehsaas Programme. The government will sign a contract with the Bank of Khyber to issue Insaf Food Card on the pattern of ATM Card, which will be operational from the next financial year.
The Special Assistant to CM on Information Barrister further said:
The cabinet also approved increasing the quantity of wheat procurement from 1.2 million metric tonnes to 1.4 million metric tonnes to ensure the smooth supply of wheat to the flour mills. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is open to utilizing all options for wheat procurement, i.e., Punjab, PASSCO, and Trade Corporation of Pakistan, to ensure the availability of wheat flour to the consumers, adding that KP has adequate resources to cater to the necessity of flour.
Concluding the statement, he shared:
The cabinet also approved the allocation of the Auqaf Department’s owned land measuring 268 Kanal and 10 marlas at Abbottabad to the sports department for establishing a sports complex on a lease basis. The cabinet approved the solarization of 7,000 mosques in the province, which comprised 5,000 mosques in the settled districts and 2,000 in the merged districts. The KP Regularization of Services of Employees of Settlement Operations and Revenue Academy Bill 2022 has also been approved by the cabinet.
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