Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to understand gravity and seriousness of the Coronavirus situation and show responsibility by adopting the precautionary measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
While doing press briefing about prevailing situation of Coronavirus in the country, the Prime Minister has assured that provision of funds to the deserving families will be on the basis of total merit transparency and non-political.
PM Imran said the process of distributing cash worth 144 billion rupees to 12 million under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program to the deserving families will start from Thursday tomorrow and will be completed within next two and half weeks.
He cautioned that every single person out of 100 persons in Pakistan might be infected due to Covid-19.
PM Imran urged the opposition leaders, parliamentarians and civil society to support government in its endeavors to steer Pakistan out of Coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to activate the Corona Relief Tiger Force soon to provide help to deserving people and the daily wagers amid lockdown.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar and Special Assistant on social protection and poverty Dr. Sania Nishtar has finalized plans on the directions of PM Imran Khan.
Usman Dar said that within a few days, the Tiger Force will be mobilized with the district administration.
The young people in the Tiger Force will identify the deserving and the unemployed, he said.
He also said that majority of students and social workers are among those who have registered for the volunteers’ force.
Usman Dar submitted the latest report on registration of the force to the Prime Minister on Monday.
He stated that most of the youth signed up to volunteer force hailed from Punjab with 494,000 people registering for the cause from the province.
Dr. Sania Nishtar said that these decisions are being made to accelerate the process of delivering aid.
Whereas, a total of 111,000 people from Sindh registered for the tiger force, 102,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 10,000 from Balochistan, 10,000 from Islamabad, and 8,000 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.