According to Prime Minister, this fund ameliorates the financial position of those daily wagers and others who are rendered penniless due to lockdown.
Taking to the Twitter PM has asked well-to-do citizens to send their tax-deductible donation to account No. 4162786786, National Bank of Pakistan’s Main Branch in Karachi.
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PM also cited the example of India that had locked the country of more than a billion people down for weeks. Later, he said, the Prime Minister of India had to apologize to the nation for taking this measure.
He said that 25 percent of Pakistan’s populace was living below the poverty level and one could not force them to stay inside their single-room houses indefinitely sans food. He noted that youth and Iman (faith) were two strengths of the Pakistani populace.
He announced the formation of Corona Relief Tiger Force consisting of youngsters (students, drivers, doctors, engineers, etc.) that will help the Army and the local administration to provide provisions in the locked-down areas.
Tiger Force will also educate people about self-isolation and other aspects of the malady, for instance, one does not need to go to hospice just because of cold and flue.
PM also announced the creation of a Corona Relief Fund and asked prosperous people in as well as out of Pakistan to donate money. He said that such donors will get relaxation in taxes and the audit of the donated money will be transparent.
Imran Khan further informed that those industrialists who do not show their workers the door will be given cheaper loans by the State Bank of Pakistan.
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He said that the Ahsaas program will be extended and those who want to help others will be informed where the relief was needed. PM warned the hoarders that the state will react very strictly against them. He said that