Buzdar okays Rs10 billion CM Punjab Insaaf Imdad Package
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved Chief Minister Punjab Insaaf Imdad Package worth Rs10 billion.
Chairing a meeting here at his office, the Chief Minister directed the relevant quarters to launch the package at the earliest by providing financial assistance to the needy families through a foolproof mechanism. He added that financial assistance of Rs 4000 each would be distributed among 2.5 million deserving families.
He told that financial grant under Chief Minister Punjab Insaaf Imdad Package would be in addition to relief package of federal government to facilitate the daily wagers.
Giving detail of the package, Sardar Usman Buzdar said that applications would be received online and after verification of the antecedents, the money would be transferred online, while complaints in this regard could also be registered online. He directed that the application form be made simple and only necessary information like names, CNICs and mobile phone numbers of the applicants be collected.
Not govt. but people can defeat coronavirus: Sarwar
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the government could not control coronavirus outbreak alone but the support of 220 million Pakistani people was vital in eradicating the deadly disease.
Talking to PTI Central Punjab Deputy Secretary Information Rana Akhtar Hussain during a meeting at Governor House here, he said people must protect themselves from coronavirus by adopting precautionary and safety measures, adding that the government had repeatedly appealed to the people to stay home and save themselves from this pandemic.
“Pakistan cannot afford any laxity in dealing with the virus, therefore every Pakistani should follow government’s anti-corona advisories strictly”, he stressed, adding that the Chinese defeated coronavirus strictly adhering to the advisories of their government.
About Chinese experience, he said the number of cases across the globe spiked while China controlled the challenge because the Chinese public listened to their government. He appealed to the masses to stay inside their homes otherwise they would be vulnerable to the deadly virus.
Urging the opposition’s support, the Governor said it was no time for politics on coronavirus as the disease had gone out of control across the globe, adding that the opposition parties should stand by the government in its war on coronavirus pandemic in the country. – APP