Free ration for needy families during Ramazan.

QUETTA -- The Balochistan government has decided to provide free ration to the families living below the poverty line during the holy month of Ramazan.

The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo here on Friday.

The meeting discussed a proposal by the chief minister to provide free ration to the needy people during Ramazan and approved it. The chief minister directed the officials concerned to compile data of the deserving families in all districts and start supplying ration to them immediately.

The secretaries and commissioners informed the meeting about the arrangements for holding Ramazan cheap bazaars and actions being taken by the provincial government against hoarders and profiteers during the holy month.

The meeting also took notice of low pressure and loadshedding of gas and electricity in the province and reviewed the situation in the wake of heavy rains that triggered floods in some parts of the province.

Mr Bizenjo expressed annoyance over the low gas pressure and electricity loadshedding and...

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