Supply of Aata to poor, low-paid masses on subsidized rates across AJK:

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

State Govt. forms High Level Committee to materialize the plan,

MIRPUR (AJK),  (Parliament Times) : On the special directives of Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, a high level committee headed by Minister for Food Ali Shan Soni has started its work to ensure the provision of flour on subsidized rates to deserving people at their doorstep across the State, it was officially said on Saturday.

The committee, top AJK Government sources said here, has started due proceeding devising a comprehensive policy coupled with due recommendations for granting subsidy on flour to the poor and needy people across the state.

The committee shall also draft a proposal considered by the government to stop flour theft and artificial crisis being created by the mafia.

Proposals are also being made regarding pre-emptive measures to deal with the impact of flood-induced food deficiency in Azad Kashmir.

According to the vision of Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, the subsidy should be given only to the needy and deserving families. For this purpose, work is being done rapidly under the supervision of Minister for food Ali Shah Soni.

The Prime Minister had already directed the Food Department to deal with any eventuality of food shortage in the liberated territory. The Department officials were advised to utilize all its available means to ensure availability of flour in every nook and cranny of the state.

The PM had also directed the Food Department to take practical measures vis-à-vis the procurement of wheat from Pasco and other sources and ensure the process of food storage before the advent of winter season.

Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan has also issued directions that the benefit of the subsidy on flour should be given to the underprivileged class.

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