Points set up for distribution of free wheat to citizens.

RAWALPINDI -- Distribution of free wheat flour by the government started in the garrison city on Sunday to provide relief to poverty stricken residents during Ramazan.

In the garrison city, four mega distribution points have been established in Liaquat Bagh, Cricket Stadium Double Road, Naseerabad and Adiala Road. The provincial government will provide a 10kg bag to each family in a week after checking computerised national identity cards of people whose income was less than Rs60,000 per month.

According to the official, in the mega sale point, four counters had been established to verify identity cards through an application made by the government, linked with the Benazir Income Support Programme and other organisations.

He said 74 sale points in the garrison city will also be converted into distribution points.

Divisional Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha visited points established at Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi and near the office of assistant commissioner Taxila, and reviewed arrangements in detail. Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Hasan Waqar Cheema and other officials were also with him. Commissioner Chattha also inspected counters set up at mega points and asked the citizens about the facilities, attitude of the staff and the quality of flour.

The commissioner was also given a detailed...

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