ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has fulfilled his promise of providing flour at a discounted price to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with flour being supplied at Rs 40 per kg.
Sharing the details of this initiative, the Federal Minister Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the provision of flour at a discounted price to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be ensured at the PM’s signature ‘Shahbaz Speed’.
The minister said that the supply of flour at Rs 40 per kg had already started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For expedient and effective realization of the prime minister’s initiative for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 100 Mobile Stores had been launched, she said.
The province had been divided into two zones vis-à-vis Abbottabad and Peshawar zone for this purpose. This systematic supply of flour at discounted price will be gradually extended to the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, she assured.
The information minister said that so far the more than 50,000 bags of flour had been sold in Abbottabad and Peshawar zones in line with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s initiative. Flour at discounted price was being provided through separate mobile stores in Abbottabad and Peshawar zones, she added.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that in Abbotabad alone 22,070 flour bags at the discounted price of Rs 40 per kg were sold over the last two days. Meanwhile, more than 23,400 bags were sold to the people in the Peshawar zone during the same time.
The minister said that the number of mobile stores would be increased to 200 by June 13, so that more people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could benefit from the Rs 40 per kg flour.
In addition to this, temporary flour selling points in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would also be operational by June 9 and by June 17 they would increase to 500, to further facilitate the process.
Marriyum said that in line with the vision and promise by the prime minister, there would more than 2,000 selling points in KPK province at 993 locations where people would be able to buy flour at the discounted price.
The information minister said that the prime minister had fulfilled his promise with the brave people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who had suffered under an incompetent regime for 8 years that had stalled welfare and progress in their province.
The prime minister pledged that the prime minister will continue to take more of such initiatives for the welfare and betterment for the people of KPK, God willing.