Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Faisal Karim Kundi, has said the incumbent government has announced a targeted subsidy for the Benazir Income Support Programme beneficiaries to extend relief through providing essential food items at subsidized rates.
Addressing a press conference flanked by Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri in Islamabad, he said under the package, the beneficiaries could buy a 10-kilogram flour bag for Rs 400, sugar for Rs 70 per kg, and ghee for Rs 300 per kg with per monthly limit of 5 kg each.
The beneficiaries could send their Computerized National Identity Card numbers on 5566 through SMS and then purchase the above food items from the nearby Utility Store.
He said the beneficiaries could register their complaint, if any, at the toll-free helpline number 0800-05590.
Source: Radio Pakistan