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During the current provincial-wide lockdown, the Sindh government will distribute essential food items to the poor, in partnership with welfare organisations, Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah said Wednesday.
The minister announced in a statement that he had recently chaired a meeting with representatives of numerous welfare organizations including the Edhi Foundation, Chhipa, the Alamgir Trust and the Al-Khidmat Foundation. He said that during this time they had discussed strategies for providing rations to people for free.
“These welfare organisations are actively participating and assisting the Sindh government in its relief activities during the lockdown,” said Shah.
“In these testing times, the government can do nothing alone,” he stated. “With the help of these organisations, the needs of the poor will be fulfilled.”
Shah said the government had already set up a committee of government and welfare representatives to monitor the process of providing rations to ensuring that they reached the poor on time without prejudice.
“During this lockdown, it is a major challenge for the Sindh government to reach the people who earned a living on a daily basis,” he said, expressing the hope that they would be able to meet this challenge.