Food items supply begins in Punjab: Dr Yasmin
LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that under the Punjab government instructions, supply of food items to labourers and daily-wagers has started in the province.
She met key philanthropists at Deputy Commissioner’s office to review the status of ration supply to the marginalized population in Punjab in the wake of coronavirus restrictions. Executive Director Akhuwat Dr Amjad Saqib, Professor Hussain Jaffery and technical officials from the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) attended the meeting, along with other officials.
The PITB gave briefing on the development of database for registration, which would help the government identify the deserving people.
The government was also working in collaboration with Akhuwat, which already had a rich database of the labourers.
The minister said that the Punjab government had planned to provide supplies and essentials to labourers and street vendors as long as the crisis persisted.
She said that the objective of the efforts was to provide relief to labourers who had suffered most due to restrictions. – APP