Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said government is pursuing a strategy to contain spread of coronavirus and save people from unemployment.
She was addressing a news conference in Sialkot on Sunday.
She said 144 billion rupees distributed among the deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme.
The Special Assistant said the Prime Minister will soon announce a package for small businessmen, whose businesses affected by the ongoing partial lockdown.
She said steps taken to check smuggling and hoarding of edible items.
Special Assistant said mobile utility stores will provide essential commodities to people in the far flung areas of the country during Ramadan.
The Special Assistant expressed confidence that religious scholars will ensure implementation of the 20-point strategy of precautionary measures for congregational prayers in mosques during Ramadan.
Furthermore she said religious scholars and prayer leaders at mosques have an imperative role to play to contain spread of coronavirus. She said Ulema should create awareness about the disease among people.
On the occasion, the Special Assistant distributed Personal Protection Equipment among media workers.