Sindh releases Rs580m to provide ration to daily wagers
Statesman Report
KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has released Rs 580 million to provide ration to daily wagers and other needy people all over Sindh.
The chief minister decided to provide Rs 20 million to every district for distribution of ration amongst the poor people, particularly those who earn their bread and butter on daily basis, said a spokesperson to the CM.
He has also decided to give financial assistance to the daily wagers and poor people so that they could afford square meals and other minor unavoidable expenditures.
Syed Murad Ali Shah has constituted a committee under Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh to prepare a mechanism to distribute ration and provide cash to daily wagers.
The committee is scheduled to finalize its recommendation today.
Welfare organizations are already working with Sindh government to provide ration to the people in different areas, the spokesperson said.
Sindh govt to release prisoners charged with minor offences
Sindh government on Thursday decided to release prisoners charged with minor offenses who have finished their sentences but have failed to pay their penalty bonds.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial government wants to reduce the number of inmates in various jails as almost 16,000 of them have been languishing in various prison cells across the province.
“Release those [prisoners] who have finished the term equivalent to their imprisonment, but are not released owing to their lack of resources,” CM Murad directed the provincial inspector-general of prisons adding that the Sindh government would pay their penalty.
He also asked the jail officials to put the prisoners at distance amid the outbreak of coronavirus and ensure proper hygiene.
“We have already allocated funds and each prisoner must have proper health facilities inside the prison cell,” he added.