No person coming for flour should leave empty-handed: PM

  • Directs for facilitating elderly, differently-abled persons at distribution points
  • Reviews process, arrangements during visit to Multan and Bahawalpur

MULTAN/BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday undertook visits to various free wheat flour (Atta) distribution points in Multan and other districts of south Punjab and ordered officials to extend maximum assistance to the elderly and differently-abled people at these centers.

Elderly, disabled persons and women should get free Atta bags without any trouble, the prime minister said during his visit to the free Atta centre set up at the District Sports Ground in Multan.

Shehbaz asked the officials to lift the Atta bags for elderly and differently-abled persons who cannot lift the 10-kg bag and help them reach their bicycle or motorcycle. At this, the officials informed the prime minister that they have been already deputed to extend whatever help the elderly people, women and disabled persons needed.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the process and lauded the Multan administration for making the best arrangements at Atta distribution points.

Shahbaz Sharif said the people should not face difficulties during the month of Ramzanul Mubarak.


The prime minister also talked to the people gathered at the district sports ground including the differently-abled persons and asked them if they were facing difficulties in getting free flour bags and the level of facilities at the Atta distribution centres.

Shehbaz Sharif issued orders to the local administration to take immediate measures to resolve complaints of the people on the spot.

The prime minister also went to the counter set up exclusively for differently-abled persons and talked to them for some time. The differently-abled persons thanked the prime minister for extending free flour facility to the impoverished segments of society.

Shehbaz witnessed the process of distribution of free flour bags at the centre and emphasized that officials should supervise the operation personally and extend maximum assistance to differently-abled persons, elderly people particularly women so that they can get free bags of wheat flour without any trouble.

Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Commissioner Multan Amir Khatak, Regional Police Officer Suhail Ahmad, and Deputy Commissioner Omar Jahangir were present on the occasion.

He directed the Chief Secretary that no person coming for free flour should leave empty-handed.

The Commissioner and DC informed the prime minister that 75 counters have been set up at Multan centre which they described as the biggest centre in south Punjab.

They said that 20,000 Atta bags of 10 kilograms would be distributed among the poor and over 6500 bags had already been distributed by mid-day, today. They said that sheds were set up for the people and adequate arrangements for drinking water were in place.

The officials also briefed the prime minister on Ramazan Package and arrangements made for its implementation.

‘Arrangements for distribution of free flour bags reviewed’

Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday arrived here to review the arrangements for the distribution of free flour bags among the deserving people under PM’s Ramzan Relief Package.

The prime minister inspected the distribution point at Abbasyia School and inquired about the process, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

He also interacted with different people, especially the aged ones and females and listened to their complaints.

The prime minister directed the relevant authorities to take care of the elderly and physically handicapped people.

He also inspected a free medical camp set up by the district administration.

Earlier, the prime minister had visit to Lahore, Kasur and Sargodha to review these arrangements.

PM links political, economic challenges with PTI govt’s failed policies

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said that current political, governance and economic challenges had their roots in the failed policies of the previous government of Imran Niazi.

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister said that Imran Niazi had always been about grandstanding and rhetoric.

“The nation is justified in asking him about his dismal performance in office both at the federal & provincial levels,” the prime minister further posted.



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