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Sindh govt will distribute essential food items amongst needy: Minister

March 25, 2020

KARACHI:Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing and Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the Sindh government would distribute essential food items amongst the needy people during the period of lockdown in collaboration with the welfare organizations.

He said that he recently chaired a meeting in which representatives of various welfare organizations, including Edhi, Cheepa, Alamgeer, Al-Khudmat and others, were present and they all discussed in detail the possible ways of distribution of free rations among the people during the lockdown period.

In a statement released from Ali House Karachi, he said that the welfare organizations engaged in distributing free ration amongst the poor and needy were indeed an asset of this country. Shah said that all those welfare organizations were actively participating and assisting the Sindh government in its relief activities during the lock down.

Paying tribute to those working for welfare organizations, the provincial minister said that they were those great people who had dedicated their lives to helping the poor and needy. He said that in these testing times, the government could do nothing alone, adding that, with the help of these great people, all the needs of the poor and needy would be fulfilled and delivered on time. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that in this time of trouble, the government as well as the welfare organizations were a ray of hope for the people. The provincial Minister for Information said that the government had already constituted a committee comprising representatives of the welfare organizations as well as the representatives of the government which would monitor and supervise all necessary steps to be taken to distribute rations among the people during lock down.

He said that this committee would ensure that the ration and all other necessities reached the needy on time without any discrimination. He said that this committee would also issue an SMS number in this regard to facilitate people to get free rations.

Shah said that it was a major challenge during the lockdown for the Sindh government to reach the people who earned a living on daily basis and feeded their families through that limited earnings. He expressed the hope that the government with the help of the welfare organizations would be able to meet this big challenge successfully. He said that it was a matter of great pleasure that at these extremely testing times, whole nation was on one page and the role of welfare organizations was exemplary.

He also paid tribute to all the security agencies, including the Pakistan Army, Paramilitary Rangers, Police and others agencies, as well as the doctors and paramedics, saying that despite the danger of the Coronavirus, the way these security forces’ personnel and health officials were doing their duty was extremely commendable.

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