The Govt. announced free flour program under Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). This initiative was aimed at helping low-income families who struggle to meet their ends during Ramadan. Approximately, 31 million families benefited from free flour program.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a former prime minister of Pakistan, stressed the need of political leadership having a clear vision for the system during an event on Saturday in Lahore. He said that free flour distribution, funded by an 84 billion rupee budget, had been the victim of approximately Rs. 20 billion worth of corruption. He questioned the benefits that the poor obtained for the money spent and attributed the nation’s issues to the coalition leadership’s failure.
Despite the fact that Abbasi did not specifically state that the interim government was complicit in the corruption. The interim provincial information minister, Amir Mir dismissed the claims as “false and fabricated.”
Amir Mir, the acting provincial information minister, denied the corruption claims made by the former Prime Minister Abbasi. He denied all negative claims regarding the free flour program during a ceremony on Saturday in Lahore.
According to the government’s information minister, not a single penny of corruption occurred, and the program was the most successful in Punjab’s history. Free flour program benefited 30 million eligible individuals. He continued by saying that the caretaker government of Punjab was prepared to answer for every dollar spent.
The Federal minister of information complimented the program’s success. Marriyum Aurangzeb said that administrative officials’ dedication had made it possible.
Fawad Chaudhry, the senior vice president of the PTI, called on the NAB (National Accountability Bureau) chairman to look into the accusations made by Abbasi and hold the Punjab administration accountable.