New mobile kitchens under Koi Bhuka Na Soye scheme soon


By Minahil Makhdoom

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Shelter Homes Naseem ur Rehman has said that 12 more mobile kitchens would be functional in a fortnight under ‘Koi-Bhuka-Na-Soye’ programme to provide cooked meal twice a day to the poor and labourers in different cities.
He said two mobile kitchens were currently extending their services for the poor and labour community of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. With the additional 12 kitchens, the programme would now have an expanded outreach in other major cities.
Four new mobile kitchens had already been purchased and the procurement of eight was in process, the focal person stated. Naseem said he along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar and Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division had visited the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) headquarters the other day to review the progress about the new mobile kitchens.
Dr Sania herself examined the trucks and gave instruction to the PBM teams to ensure deployment of the ‘meals on wheels’ before the start of Holy Month of Ramazan, he added.