The prime minister said in addition to the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, he would soon announce another program to provide assistance to people who were unemployed because they were locked up after COVID-19.

Islamabad, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – Apr 30, 2020): The Prime Minister said besides the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, he would soon announce another program to provide assistance to unemployed people because they were locked behind COVID-19.

Under the new program, he said, one SMS a service will be launched to register unemployed people and provide them with financial assistance after verification of their data and unemployment claims.

Second, he said, people from Corona Tiger Force volunteers will also reach out to people at the union council level to register unemployed people for financial assistance from that government.

Imran Khan said that unlike developed countries where 100 percent of people are registered and can be easily accessed by government in an emergency, about 80 to 85 percent of workers, daily bets, vendors etc. are not registered government institution.

Development and creation of workers and labor data will help government and people alike in such situations or in the future, he added.

That Prime Minister said the Corona Relief Fund, which was established to help people affected by the disaster corona virus lockdown, will be supported by government by depositing the amount to match the contribution from mass by a ratio of one to four.

“For the future example, if a sum of Rs 100,000 is deposited in PM Corona Relief Fund by someone, then government will deposit Rs 400,000 in funds making him Rs 500,000, “he explained.

That Prime Minister mention the situation at United States of America and European countries where thousands of people have died COVID-19 and said the situation in Pakistan with blessings from Allah SWT is much better.

He said without a vaccine so far available for COVID-19, no one knew how long the situation would continue on world, included Pakistan.

Imra Khan urges citizens to behave responsibly, and follow the guidelines and protocols given by experts to people in every area of ‚Äč‚Äčlife to save themselves from that corona virus.

He said since government alone cannot succeed in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, it is an entire nation that, by showing shared responsibility, can defeat a deadly virus.

That Prime Minister deeply appreciates Dr Sania Nishtar’s efforts in launching the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.


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