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We also have challenge of poverty along with Coronavirus: PM Imran Khan

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

20th May, 2020. 11:34 pm
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PM Imran Khan has said that the situation in Pakistan and Western countries is different, we also have the challenge of poverty along with Coronavirus pandemic.

According to details, Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing the World Economic Forum, said that 25 million people in Pakistan are daily wage earners.

The Prime Minister said that the wage earners could not earn a living for their families without working, so 25 million families lost their jobs during the lockdown due to COVID-19.

Imran Khan also said that 25 million workers in Pakistan work on a daily wage, it is necessary to open the economy to save millions of people from hunger.

The Prime Minister said that due to Coronavirus, the whole world is facing challenges while on the one hand we are facing increase in Corona cases and on the other hand we are looking at poverty.

Imran Khan also said that the cash program is a short-term solution to the problem and so far has distributed cash to 10 million families while deciding to end the lockdown so that people can find employment.

The Prime Minister said that there should be a joint global response against Coronavirus while a volunteer force of one million youths was formed to assist the administration and the G20 countries announced loan concessions for poor countries.

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In his statement, Imran Khan also said that the situation in developed and developing countries related to Coronavirus is completely different, the difference between us and the West is that we also face the challenge of poverty with Coronavirus.

PM Imran Khan further said that we also have to see the growing hardships of the poor during the lockdown, cases are still increasing in Pakistan but have not reached the peak so we have to divert our resources towards the health system until vaccines not ready to live with COVID-19.

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