Friday, September 11, 2009

Rs 2 billion subsidy on flour, says Sindh CM

LARKANA: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that an amount of Rs. two billion subsidy under the Ramazan Package is being provided on flour throughout the province.

The 10 kg flour bag was being provided ar fixed rate Rs. 100. The ministers and advisers will supervise the distribution of atta in their respective areas so that the sugar can be provided on Utility Stores at fixed price Rs. 38 per kg while in open market, sugar will be sold at Rs 45 per kg. The chief minister said that 1,000 low cost houses will be constructed all over Sindh, hence, 500 houses each in Larkana/ Badin districts were being constructed and 40 houses were being constructed in Union Council Pir Bux Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto in order to provide the same houses to poor people.

In this regard, the govt land is available, then construction work will be started. The chief minister said that in hoarding case 50,000 fine will be imposed by magistrates and imprisonment will be given for six months.

He said that it will be ensured that the essential commodities of daily use were sold at fixed price, meanwhile, black marketing will not be tolerated at any cost and the quantity/requirement of Atta for every district will be increased accordingly.

On the occasion, District Coordination Officer, Larkana, Mohammad Jaffar Abbasi briefed the chief minister that at present 27,000 kg of sugar was available in Larkana. Provincial ministers Mohammad Ayaz Soomro, Agha Siraj Durani and Manzoor Ahmed Waan were also present on the occasion.