Shoaib asks govt to introduce online system to generate funds to combat COVID
ISLAMABAD: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has asked the government to introduce an online system for generating funds to combat the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic.
“I request the government to introduce a coronavirus fund raising system where people can donate with open hearts. Please arrange a way where overseas Pakistanis can directly send their money to,” he said on his YouTube channel.
The 44-year-old also asked people to join hands with the government at this time by helping through funds. “This is not only the government’s responsibility but we all will have to work together at this time,” he added.
He also asked the people to launch a campaign on social media, especially though WhatsApp groups to generate funds for the needy. “Please utilize WhatsApp technology, organize some groups there wherein everyone can put the amount. That amount can be transferred in accounts of hospitals.”
Shoaib said coronavirus was hitting everyone in the world irrespective of their faith and social status, hence everyone must come forward to combat the pandemic and save the humanity. - APP