The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government is going to launch the Insaf Food Card Program to provide relief to deserving families with regard to purchase of essential food commodities. According to the details, the government is giving final touches to arrangements and preparations for the launch of the Insaf Food Card.
The distribution of the Insaf Food Card among beneficiaries would be completed by the first week of June, a meeting was told on Tuesday. The Insaf Food Card Scheme would would Rs. 25.5 billion annually while the provincial cabinet had already approved the funds to this end.
Under the Insaf Food Card Program, the deserving beneficiaries would be provided with Rs. 2,100 per month for purchasing of essential food commodities, which have significantly gone up in price at Utility Stores across the country during recent days.
In a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Mahmood Khan, the participants took a detailed review of the preparations and arrangements for launching the Insaf Food Card Scheme for low income households (with monthly earnings less than Rs. 25,000).
The participants were informed that the disbursement process of food cards would be completed by the first week of June whereas data of one million deserving households had been collected for the purpose. The programme will benefit a total of 5 million families, which is 12 percent of the total population of the province.
Furthermore, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the provincial food department and the Bank of Khyber for execution of the Insaf Food Card Scheme. The meeting also decided to continue provision of subsidized wheat flour to people as the Chief Minister agreed in principle to the proposal of provision of 20KG wheat flour at Rs. 980.