LAHORE, Aug 7: Chief Minister’s Task Force on essential items chairman S.A Hameed has said women and minority members of the Punjab Assembly will also be given the Food Stamp Scheme quota.
Addressing a meeting of women and minority MPAs here on Thursday, he said a quota of 5,000 families had been reserved for minority MPAs whereas women MPAs could give names of 1,000 deserving families for provision of assistance under the scheme.
The chairman said the quota of 5,000 deserving families had already been announced for the Punjab Assembly members.
Mr Hameed, also the administrator of the food stamp scheme, said that minorities had been included in the scheme because their welfare was among the top government’s priorities.
He said that minority MPAs would send lists of deserving persons to the Task Force office from where the same would be dispatched to DCOs concerned for payment of Rs1,000 to them every month.