CM addresses Subsidized Atta & Ghee Special Package functionJuly 21, 2014
Peshawar: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the PTI-led coalition government is fulfilling its each electoral commitment, saying it not only achieved success in the eradication of corruption and mission of change in the system, but also took solid steps for raising the life standard of people particularly for the welfare of poor.
He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the special package for provision of subsidized flour and ghee to poor in CM Secretariat on Tuesday.
PTI chief Imran Khan attended the function as chief guest while provincial ministers, MNA, MPAs, trader community, elite of the city and higher officials of the provincial government also attended.
He said his govt in the budget for financial year 2014-15, has promised the special package for provision of subsidized flour and ghee to the poor worth Rs 7 Billion, which he said is being implemented.
Under the programme, he said, 5.6 million people identified as poor would be given a subsidy of Rs.10 per kg on purchase of 40 kilogram flour and Rs.40 per kg on purchase of five kg ghee per month.
The families, he said would be issued two vouchers of worth Rs.600 per month through which they could purchase these commodities from their nearby utility store.
Besides, this he said, the provincial government has also arranged insurance policy for the head of each poor family. Under which he said an amount of Rs.0.1million would be paid in case of accidental death and Rs.50,000/- in case of physical death to the heirs of decease persons.
The chief minister said that Allah Almighty has blessed our province with huge natural resources, which include huge potentials of hydel power, oil & gas, minerals, forests, tourism, culture, trade and abundance of skilled and cheap manpower.
He said that for the resolution of the present difficulties, the provincial government is making efforts for the scientific utilization of the precious natural resources.
He vowed that his govt will soon put KP on road to progress and economic stability with active support of the allied parties, legislators and people at large so that we would not to depend on others in future.
He mentioned a number of steps of his govt for overall development of the province and welfare of various communities including students, poor, destitute, business & industrialist community, patients, tourists and youth.
He also embarked upon drastic steps his provincial govt was taking for solving energy problem including that of domestic and industry cheap electricity needs. He assured that PTI-led coalition govt will emerge successful in its manifesto of change and ensuring the supremacy of merit; law and justice in KP.
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