PESHAWAR, 15 July: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Insaf Card Programme to give food items to needy people has come to an end one year after its launching.

The poor people have been deprived of subsidised food items after closure of the programme which was initiated in the name of sasta atta (subsidised flour) and ghee programme. About five million people in the province were benefiting from this scheme.

Media reports said the programme was launched for the period of five years. An amount of Rs8 billion was allocated for the programme in 2014 and Rs5 billion were allocated in 2015.

The provincial government had planned to allocate funds for this programme this year too, but it came to a halt for unknown reasons.