Over 2 lac wheat bags distributed among drought hit people of Thar

KARACHI (INP): Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that two thousands bags of wheat will be distributed among the drought hit people of Thar.

He said the government godowns at Umerkot and Sanghar have stock of six lac wheat bags. Out of which more than 69 thousand wheat bags from godowns of Umerkot while 32952 wheat bags from Sanghar will be distributed among drought hit families of Thar through Relief Department Sindh.

This he said while presiding over a high level meeting here in his office on Monday.

He told ‘In the first phase on the directives of Chief Minister Sindh, 126000 wheat bags have already been distributed. The work of Sindh Food Department is to hand over wheat bags to Relief Department and it is the job of Relief Department and local administration to distribute these wheat bags among the people.’

He said the cost of wheat of second phase is more than Rs.32 crore and the government will not leave the people of Thar in lurch.


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