Punjab starts ration supplies for the needy: Punjab Health Minister

Lahore, April 04, 2020 (PPI-OT): Punjab has started delivery of ration supply to labourers and daily wagers with an IT-based data development, said Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid here on Friday. The Minister met key philanthropists and partners to review the status of ration supply to the marginalized population in Punjab in the wake of Corona restrictions at the Deputy Commissioner office.

 

Executive Director Akhuwat Dr. Amjad Saqib, Professor Hussain Jaffery and technical officials from the Punjab Information Technology Board attended the meeting along with other officials. Akhuwat, one of world’s largest interest free micro finance and Social Development organizations, has already started a program for ration supply to the marginalized.

 

The PITB gave briefing on the development of an app for registration and development of the database which will help government identify the deserving people. The government is also working in collaboration with Akhuwat which already has a rich database of the labourers and pedlars. The Minister said that the Punjab government plans to provide supplies and essentials to the labourers and street vendors as long as the crisis goes.

 

The Minister said, “The objective of these efforts is provide relief to the labourers who have suffered most due to restrictions. We are fully aware of the problems of our people. We are trying our best to provide relief to the needy. We are constituting a coordination committee to ensure the supplies of rations. I am extremely thankful to the welfare organizations for their efforts to support the needy. At the same time, we are making all out efforts to combat the Corona threat.”

 

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Directorate General Public Relations

Government of the Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

Website: www.punjab.gov.pk