‘World community should help Pakistan fight Covid-19 pandemic’
PESHAWAR: A Chinese scholar has urged the international community to lend a helping hand and assist Pakistan to fight Covid-19 pandemic at the current crucial moment.
“I strongly believe that at this crucial moment, the international community should lend a helping hand and assist Pakistan to fight the pandemic and solve the livelihood problems of the poor,” Cheng Xizhong, special commentator of China Economic Net and visiting professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law said in a statement on Sunday. He said that the Pakistani government and the whole society were making great efforts to cope with the pandemic and solve the problems of poor people's livelihood.
After lockdown of the cities, the Pakistani government had established the Prime Minister's Corona Relief Fund to collect donations from the society for the poor. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that some 12 million people were being given money for rations through the Ehsaas Cash Programme. In addition to using its own resources, the government is raising funds because the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis on the poor will "further worsen". The government had a list of 12 million people but the number was likely to further increase.
“Thus, we can see that while implementing the lockdown measures, the Pakistani government is seriously considering and taking effective measures to solve the living problems of poor and daily income workers,” the scholar said. - APP