PESHAWAR: Secretary General of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on Thursday visited Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar and handed over medical assistance to the hospital administration.
Flanked by the party’s provincial branch president Humayun Khan, secretary general Faisal Karim Kundi, Gohar Inqualibi, Farzand Wazir, president of the People’s Doctors Forum Dr. Nisar Khan and others, Nayyar Bukhari said that doctors and paramedical staff carried out frontline tasks against the pandemic coronavirus. Paying tribute to the services of doctors and medical staff, he said he had handed 45 boxes to the LRH administration on humanitarian grounds.
He prayed for those who had lost their lives fighting the corona virus and expressed sympathy for the family members left behind. PPP leaders ask people to follow preventative measures to protect themselves and their families from illness.
Then speaking with reporters, provincial secretary general Faisal Karim Kundi said that the PPP leadership handed over the necessary medical assistance to doctors based on PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s direction.
He said the PPP would continue such humanitarian assistance at other hospitals in the province including the newly merged tribal areas. He said his party would continue to support doctors and other patients. Faisal Karim Kundi said that the PTI government had damaged the entire health system in the province through a US citizen, Dr. Nowsherwan Burki.
The PPP leader asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to bring back Dr. Nowsherwan Burki, who oversees 10 hospitals in the province to lead a health emergency in Pakistan or the PPP will file a case in the Peshawar High Court or in the Supreme Court of Pakistan to track. The missing Burki.
SAMOA, May 21-21st MAY 2020, Apia, Samoa – The US Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided an additional US $ 9.9 million to help Pacific Island countries respond to COVID-19, bringing total USAID assistance to the region to nearly US $ 12.2 million. USAID also provided Papua New Guinea US $ 3.5 million for COVID-19 responses, while the total U.S. government assistance for all Pacific Island countries for COVID-19 responses to date exceed US $ 45.8 million.
The latest phase of assistance from the American people will enable USAID to work with 12 Pacific Island countries, namely the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to combat disinformation and protect the rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
U.S. Government it will also provide grants to the private sector and civil society partners to implement community and national level activities that will enhance the resilience of partner countries and their ability to respond to the economic and social impacts of COVID-19. We partner with Pacific Island governments and coordinate closely with like-minded partners in the region to link U.S. government assistance with the regional health sector and humanitarian response.
This additional investment supports USAID’s ongoing work to assist the government in preparing the laboratory system, activating case-based and event-based monitoring, and supporting technical experts for COVID-19 response and preparedness. USAID will also improve risk communication, strengthen infection prevention and control in health facilities, and improve logistics and coordination.
“The United States and Samoa are close and lasting partners in the Pacific, with our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Ambassador Scott Brown said. “As we continue to improve the capabilities of countries in the region to lead their development journey, we remain committed to supporting our Pacific partners in overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Around the world, the United States continues to lead efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has invested more than US $ 900 million in emergency health, humanitarian, economic and development assistance to date.
Over the past 20 years, the United States has invested more than US $ 5.21 billion in assistance to the Pacific Islands region. Over the past decade, the United States has invested more than US $ 620 million in health in the Pacific Islands.
For more information about USAID’s response to COVID-19, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/coronavirus-covid-19
May 21, 2020
LAHORE: Deputy Chair of the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Sheikh Imtiaz Ahmad and Managing Director Syed Zahid Aziz asked Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday and gave a check of Rs4,013 million on behalf of Wasa staff members at CM Corona Control Dana.
Wasa staff members up to class 16 donate a day’s salary, class 17 to 19 officers contribute a two-day salary and class 20 officers contribute a three-day salary to the fund, stated in a leaflet issued here.
The chief minister while speaking on this occasion praised the donations made on behalf of Wasa staff and officers at the CM Fund and vowed that every cent would be spent on the assistance of affected brothers honestly and transparently.
Giving a helping hand to our brothers in distress is a noble deed, he added. He underlined that it is our social, national and religious obligation to help the affected masses in times of need.
The chief minister emphasized that in an emergency situation, irregular steps would definitely be taken and it was increasingly assured that we stood before the masses and would continue to do so. He stressed that we will not leave the masses alone in their difficult times and will give them maximum resources.
The vice chairmen of Wasa and MD gave a briefing to CM about the performance of the department. The vice chairman of Wasa appreciated the CM considering taking a commendable decision for Wasa staff in terms of increasing their salaries without increasing tariffs.
He hinted that at the direction of the chief minister, land of Rs300 million had been taken in Shadbagh. He said that the Wudhu Waste Waste Pilot Project has been successfully launched from Masjid-e-Khizra in Johar City and subjects related to water conservation have been included in textbooks for students. Sheikh Imtiaz said that for the first time in Wasa’s history, a woman had been represented as Operation XEN.
He said that a pension facilitation center had been established for Wasa staff members and all contributions were paid immediately after retirement.
He said that the fixed and overtime benefits from Wasa drivers had increased 100 percent and the “Ready Sir” mobile application had been developed to provide immediate assistance to the masses.
The chief minister directed Wasa officials and staff members to carry out their duties with more dedication to providing water to the community and acknowledged that Wasa was doing his job in providing water to the community and running water in a very good manner.
The chief minister stressed that it is very important to meet the expectations of the community regarding water supply and other related tasks.
KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Industry & Trade and the Department of Cooperatives & Anti-Corruption Jam Ikramullah Dharejo said on Tuesday that the Sindh Government had gradually eased the locking by paying attention to the problems of ordinary people, traders and industrialists but there was still a risk of the spread of the corona virus.
He said this when speaking with the Karachi Industrial Association delegation in his office here, said a statement. He said that everyone must follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and those who did not follow the SOP would be handled severely in accordance with the law.
Secretary of Industry and Trade Naseem-ul-Ghani Sehto, Association Coordinator Chair Muhammad Javed, KATI Senior Vice President Imran Moeez and former KATI Chair Ehteshamuddin were also present at the occasion.
Dharejo said that regular visits to the factory would be carried out and SOPs would be monitored. The Sindh government will provide all possible facilities for industrialists, he added.
Dharejo said that unregistered industries would be registered and data would also be stored by registering industries. He said that for the opening of the industrial Chain, we sent a recommendation to the Chief Minister Sindh and the legal demands of the industrialists would be seriously considered.
“The Sindh government has industrialists and there is full coordination between the Sindh government and industrialists to protect human life with a locking policy,” he said.
On that occasion, members of the industrialist delegation told the Minister about the losses incurred by the industry due to locking up and made recommendations for their improvement.
The Minister assured the delegation that he would soon meet with Chief Minister Sindh regarding this recommendation and would do his best to resolve it.
KARACHI-Industrial Parent Group (1963), one of the leading industry groups focused on Pakistani companies and consumers, has announced the launch of the #DontLetThemSleepHungry initiative. The campaign will aim to raise funds to provide rations for 30,000 people who are severely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Group has partnered with Saylani Welfare Trust, which will carry out distribution of rations; The Master Group has promised to match every rupee donated. Previously, the Group donated a ration for 20,000 COVID-19 effects during the first phase of the campaign, dubbed #COROimdaad. During the second phase, #DoNotLetThemSleepHungry, the goal is to help 30,000 more people who are affected. To provide assistance and support to affected families during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Master Group and the Saylani Welfare Trust will provide food for the most affected communities. During the first phase, #COROimdaad, rations were distributed to disadvantaged communities and centers in Karachi (Port Qasim, Thalassemia Iifbal Kashif Treatment Center, Islamia Middle School), Lahore (Badami Bagh, Hanif Park, Begum Kot, Furkhabad Shahdara, the Walled City, Kahna, Walton, Mazang, Gajumata), and Balochistan (City of Omara, Tususk, Syedabad II, Mul Goth, Basol Goth, Hudd Goth, GorHud Goth). In a separate effort, the Master Group has contributed to the battle against COVID-19 with sophisticated Karvaan Euro-IV ambulance donations from Changan Master Motors to the city of Karachi. The Master Group has also donated masks, ventilators and mattresses as part of the relief effort.
Samir Malik, Director of the Master Group, said, “We at the Master Group believe strongly in continuing to support our community; especially in difficult times like this. We stand together with all those affected and hope to give them hope. I urge all companies and citizens to give back in whatever way they can. “
This is just one of many initiatives that the Master Group has taken to support the disadvantaged communities in Pakistan. The Master Group has various experiences in the foam, textile, chemicals, automotive, engineering, electricity, retail and furniture sectors over the past 57 years. The Group has 16 manufacturing facilities throughout Pakistan and a strong distribution and supply chain network throughout the country.
LAhore – To honor the courageous services of frontline police personnel who guard Lahore by putting their own welfare at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, Hashoo Group has launched an initiative to benefit them by providing Sehr and Iftar food at their checkpoints during Ramadhan holy month. This was agreed at a meeting held between the Chief of the Civil Division Police Superintendent Mr. Dost Muhammad and Hotel Manager at Lahore Pearl-Continental Hotel Hussain Abbas on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Hashoo Group will provide daily Sehr and Iftar food for law enforcement agency (LEA) personnel on duty assigned to security checkpoints under Lahore, Division Civil Lines. The group, in collaboration with the Lahore Police, will send a total of 7,000 hygienic food that is hygienically packed to the police who guard these checkpoints during the holy month of Ramadan.
Through this sincere sign of gratitude, Hashoo Group aims to recognize and appreciate the tireless courage of law enforcement personnel who give tireless duty to ensure the safety and security of citizens under the chaos of a pandemic.
The Pakistani Navy is continuing humanitarian support for affected families in various regions of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A navy spokesman said on Saturday that Pakistani Navy forces reach out to families in need and distribute food, other commodities and personal protective equipment (PPE) in the coastal and river areas of Balochistan and Sindh. They also provide support to decent families living in remote / local villages of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In Balochistan, thousands of dietary pockets were distributed in the cities / villages in the coastal areas around the Jiwani, Pishukan, Gwadar and Sur Bandar regions, the spokesman said.
Ration bags along with other commodities are also distributed in Ormara and remote areas of Shamal Bandar, Vinder and Damb. Rural residents, government officials and community leaders praised the ongoing efforts of the Pakistani Navy to support the region.
In Sindh, medical equipment, including PPE and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) kits, were given to Thatta, Sujawal and Badin district hospitals for doctors and paramedical staff. Large ration bags are distributed at the doorstep in small goths and villages in the Creek area in Keti Bandar, Shah Bandar, Jati and adjacent cities in Karachi, including Mauripur, Younisabad, Kemari, Ibrahim Haidery, Korangi Industrial Zone, Faisal City, Qasim Harbor, Goth Pipri and Dhabeji, and fishing communities affected by Shamspir Island, Haji Ismail Goth and Manora.
Special watercrafts, including hovercrafts, are being used to reach out to decent families / small goths that are spread across the vast Creek area to add to the ongoing support efforts.
Pakistani Navy forces also distribute relief goods in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and reach small villages and towns of Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Hafizabad, Lahore, Narowal, Pasrur, Sialkot, DI Khan, Mardan and Chitral.
According to the spokesman, thousands of tons of rations, cash and medical safety items, including glasses, gloves, masks, sanitizers and medical equipment, were distributed to affected families and local hospitals.
In addition, a free medical camp was set up in a small village in Sialkot and patients were given the necessary care and awareness of COVID-19 preventive measures.
The Pakistani Navy said it was determined to continue humanitarian support and was always ready for national goals amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) on Sunday announced it would help and support first-class cricket and other stakeholders facing difficulties after the lockup of Covid-19, which has caused the suspension of all cricket activities.
“Along with first-class cricket, support will also be extended to match officials, scorers and field staff because PCB has set aside funds. . . “in these challenging and unprecedented times where economic activity throughout the world has been dealt a major blow,” PCB said.
“With limited funds available and to ensure that only eligible candidates are supported, PCB has compiled the eligibility criteria, namely: first-class cricket who performed in the 2018-19 season and has played at least 15 first-class matches in the last five seasons – from 2014- 15 to 2018-19; Match the officials and goal scorers who have led the PCB events over the past two seasons; Ground staff who have been employed by regional / district cricket associations which are now not functioning before January 1, 2013 (must have about eight years of service), “the Council said.
“Those in the current category should be unemployed,” he said.
First-class crickets, which will meet the criteria, will receive Rs25,000. The match clerk will get Rs15,000, while the goal scorer and field staff will be given Rs10,000.
“Those who want to benefit from a one-time scheme are advised to contact PCB at [email protected] from Monday, May 4, through Thursday, May 14. “This will give the PCB enough time to persevere before issuing funds to qualified candidates before Eid,” he said.
The PCB has said the identities of those seeking financial assistance will not be disclosed and that they will not make announcements regarding who and how many will benefit from this one-time scheme.
“PCB feels it has an obligation to pay attention to its stakeholders and, therefore, it is very important for us to look after our people during the lockout period and support them ahead of Eid,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said. “That is the right time to support cricket players, match officials, goal scorers and field staff when needed.
“It is very encouraging to see our cricket come out and support those in need by auctioning their valuables and through various charities. While I’m sure many players make personal donations, I want to applaud and appreciate Shahid Afridi, Rumman Raees and Azhar Ali who have been at the forefront of this noble cause and have done an extraordinary job, “he said.
“This is the latest PCB initiative to contribute to these difficult times after previously donating more than 10 million PKR to the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Pandemic Assistance Fund with half a portion of the centrally contracted male and female cricket and PCB staff,” he added.
In March, PCB turned the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Center in Karachi into a refuge for paramedical staff, who worked in emergency hospitals at the Expo Center.
The Jamaat-e-Islami assistance network has provided assistance to segments of society that are in need in every nook and cranny of the country.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) the Karachi Emir Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said this on Monday while reviewing the distribution of food items in the Islamic neighborhood of Chowk and Gulshan-e-Bihar in Orangi City. This project is run by JI District West.
The head of the city of JI said that based on the direction of Senator Emir JI Sirajul Haq, rations and fast food were given to the poor people who were affected by being locked up.
Despite the influx of billions of funds, the federal government and Sindh failed to provide assistance to the poor at this difficult time, Rehman said. He added that JI and the charity wing, Al-Khidmat, had been at the forefront to provide assistance to people in distress and they had also begun supplying fresh vegetables to families in need.
“Only non-governmental charitable organizations are seen as busy in welfare work and providing assistance to people,” he said. He said JI never missed an opportunity to serve the people and asked the benefactors to donate their Zakat and donations to JI. West Emir JI District Ishaq Khan, and other leaders Ameer Fazal Sunday, Muddasir Ansari and Dr. Masood Ashraf were also present on the occasion.