Eid Milad: ‘23 dastarkhwans to be set up’

Published: January 10, 2014
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File photo of people buying food. PHOTO: AFP

File photo of people buying food. PHOTO: AFP

BAHAWALPUR: “Twenty-three madni dastarkhwans will be set up in Rahim Yar Khan district to provide subsidised and free meals to the poor,” Punjab Madni Dastarkhwan Coordinator Haji Muhammad Nawaz said on Thursday.

Addressing a meeting at the district coordination officer’s (DCO) office, Nawaz said seven dastarkhwans will be set up in Rahim Yar Khan tehsil, six in Sadiqabad tehsil, five in Khanpur and another five in Liaqatpur tehsil. He said meals would be available for Rs10 to Rs15 at 15 dastarkhwans.

“Eight dastarkhwans will serve free meals,” he said. Haji encouraged the people to donate for the cause. He said the dastarkhwans would be set on Rabiul Awwal 12. District Coordination Officer Nabeel Javed, Assistant Commissioner Dr Javed Ahmad, Muhammad Farooq Kamboh, District Officer (Labour) Imran Haider and president groceries association Chaudhry Asad Ghaffar were also present on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2014.

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