PM directs to provide flour subsidy to citizens below poverty line

The meeting was further apprised that more than 8,000 tons of wheat were being released daily from Sindh.

The Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has ordered to formulate a mechanism intended to give a direct flour subsidy to those living below the poverty line.

While chairing a meeting, the PM said, “There has been no shortage of edible items in the country. He also promised feasible and practical steps to ensure stability in daily commodities, especially flour and wheat.

Following this, the Premier directed the Ministry of National Food Security to devise a strategy in association with other relevant ministries.

During the meeting, The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar, submitted a report gathered with the Tiger Force volunteers’ help, enlisting ground realities regarding the prices of daily use items.

Imran Khan also directed the Minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakher Imam, to initiate a comprehensive plan in consultation with the provincial governments, flourmills association representatives, and other concerned departments over the immediate availability of flour at reasonable prices across the country.

Khan also instructed the provincial governments to launch, without any discrimination, a full scale drive against hoarders.

The meeting was further apprised that more than 8,000 tons of wheat were being released daily from Sindh.

The Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Hamad Azhar, informed the meeting that 100,000 tons of sugar had arrived at Karachi out of which 25,000 tons was purchased by the USC and 75,000 tons by the Punjab government.

Azhar added that the sugarcane-crushing season in Punjab and Sindh would begin soon, which would bring down sugar prices.

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