2.2m Afghan families to get Rs18,000 relief assistance: Ajmal
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in a meeting of Task Force was informed here Monday that Torkham border point between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been opened for four days from April 6 to 9 for return of Afghans to their country.
KP Government Spokesman Ajmal Wazir told in a media briefing here after the meeting that Chief Minister Mehmood Khan while chairing the meeting said all facilities should be provided to Afghan nationals in the return to their country in the wake of corona pandemic.
The Home Secretary told the meeting that all facilities have already been provided while the return of Afghans was also being monitored on the border point.
The meeting was informed that as many as 2.2 million families of the province would be given Rs 12,000 each as four months relief assistance in the first phase under “Ehsas Programme” of the Federal government while in second phase Rs 6,000 payment would be made to each family as relief assistance from the provincial government.
He said CM Mahmood Khan has approved Rs 1.2 billion special Zakat fund for 100,000 deserving families of the province under which each family would be give Rs 12,000 assistance.
Ajmal said the Chief Minister issued directives regarding provision of special care to 5300 persons of Tablighi Jamaat currently staying in quarantine due to corona diagnostic in some persons.
The CM directed to ensure timely screening and testing of all the persons against coronavirus so that they could return to their homes at earliest, until then he said all the persons would be treated as guests. - APP