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Sasta Tandoor

3 September 2008 1,448 views 6 Comments

‘Sasta Tandoor’

by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, welfare wing, Lahore

Sasta Tandoor launched in Lahore by PTI

“Inflation has broken the back of the common person and those sitting in parliament cannot seem to find the time to help the poor. Tandoor like these will be opened across Pakistan to show that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is committed to help fight the dreadful effects of inflation.” said the Chairman. <Read More>

Some facts about ‘Sasta tandoor’ at Duben pura, Kharak, Multan Road

1. Roti price is 2 Rs, Naan price is 3 Rs (Daily roti sale = 1300-1500, naan sale = 1800 – 2000). About 4.5-5 bags of flour are consumed daily (each weighing 85kg)

2. The guy running the hotel went out of the business a few months ago when wheat prices swelled. He tried to reduce the roti size but still no avail and then he closed the business and started daal/chawal business instead. He was recently contacted by PTI welfare wing and they struck the deal of this ‘subsidized’ tandoor with him.

3. PTI welfare wing is responsible for

a. buying the flour

b. paying the utility bills

c. paying the salaries of 2 guys working on the shop

d. subsiding the roti and naan prices

4. The project is initially here for 6 months and depending upon the state of funds available after 6 months, it will be decided whether to continue this or not.

Best part

A PPP worker has visited the tandoor and PPP might open similar tandoors very soon!!

(The facts stated above have been collected after a visit to the tandoor and talking to a worker there. They should not be considered the official version of PTI regarding this. Please mail welfare@insaf.pk for details of this project)

Pictures of the locality

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Appeal for Funds

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6 Comments »

  • mani said:

    Good idea – something that should be copied by all of us!

  • Asim said:

    Good!!! Great!! atlast someone really doing something!

  • Imran Farid Khan said:

    Very nice. May Allah bless all of you.

  • Qalandar said:

    excellent work! Lets take it to smaller villages and towns and build on this project.

  • Hassan Rehman said:

    1) At the PTI sasta tandoor (mughalpura) opening ceremony early september, the slogans that people chanted were like “dau kee roti, teen ka naan, imran khan imran khan” and imran khan is reported to have commented “I never knew that one day my name will be rhymed with NAAN” :D

    2) At a PTI Lahore aftar-planning meeting, a guy said “naan we can buy from our tandoor” and PTI lahore president Mehmud ur Rasheed immediately declared ‘yaar wo ghareebaun kay liyay hay!!’. He then added ‘Also we dont sell naan there in bulk so if someone asks he needs 50 naan for a khatam ka khana, we refuse’

  • Shahana Unais said:

    Excellent work. I wonder if this can be done in areas like FATA, where according to one news, roti is being sold for Rs.15?

    We need to do a lot of development work in NWFP and Baluchistan.
    Statring from education, health and basic food items.

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