Coronavirus: Sindh releases Rs 1.18 Billion for helping families affected by lockdown

By Aizbah Khan - Web Editor

26th March, 2020

Sindh government has released 1.18 billion rupees for the families affected by lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic  situation.

Adviser to Chief Minister of Sindh on Law, Anti-Corruption Establishment, and information said in a tweet “Sindh Govt has ordered for release of Rs 600 Million to be paid to 100,000 families registered with local Zakat Councils. Similarly, another Rs 580 Million have been released for distributing ration at the Union Committee level for helping families affected by lockdown”.

Earlier, Chief Minister of Sindh Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said regarding lockdown across Sindh that we will provide a number to the public, who will need ration can send SMS.

An important meeting was held on the ongoing lockdown in the wake of the global outbreak of Coronavirus, chaired by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, in which he said we will help daily wagers and underprivileged people.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that we are launching a mobile service, in which a number will be given to the people who need the ration can send direct SMS.

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Chief Minister Sindh said that whatever the best proposal would be, we would take it.

He appealed to the affluent people of Pakistan and said that they would have to come forward to serve the people in this crucial time.

Sindh Chief Minister has also constituted a committee to provide financial support and rations to the people.

The committee includes provincial minister Imtiaz Shaikh, Special Dignity Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh. In addition, the Sindh Chief Coordinator, Haris Gazdar, is also part of the committee.

According to the spokesman, the committee will help people through either ration or a cash transfer so that the daily-wagers are able to get at least some sort of relief.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said that we will ensure the provision of the basic commodities goods to the daily-wagers or underprivileged people.

Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the Sindh government to ensure that all the welfare organizations should continue their welfare work.


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