Islamabad, May 02 : Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured that donations in PM’s Relief Fund for Covid-19 will be transparently disbursed amongst the deserving families affected by the breakout of Coronavirus.
He was speaking in Islamabad on Saturday after launching a web portal to register and provide assistance to those who have lost their jobs due to lockdown. The Prime Minister said he is personally monitoring the relief fund and its details will be shared with the public after audit.
Imran Khan said the government will contribute four rupees for each rupee donated to the relief fund. He said our aim is to reach out to the maximum number of people during these testing times.
Giving details of the web portal, Imran Khan said those who have lost jobs due to lockdown can get themselves registered on the ehsaaslabour.nadra.gov.pk to get the assistance of twelve thousand rupees. He asked the volunteers and Tiger Force to help these people get themselves registered on the website.
He said the registered people will be scrutinized and the cash assistance will be given to the qualifying ones.
He said the cash assistance will be given totally on merit irrespective of the political affiliations of the recipients.
The Prime Minister said eight one billion rupees have been disbursed under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program to 6.8 million poor and deserving families over a period of three weeks. He said it is the first time in the country’s history that such a hefty amount has been disbursed in a short span of time. He said this program will be taken forward.
Imran Khan said the government has also endeavoured to put minimum burden on the masses amidst the coronavirus. He said we have substantially reduced the prices of petroleum products which are currently the lowest in the sub-continent.
He said that he has directed the provincial chief secretaries to ensure that the benefit of this decline in petroleum prices is also reflected in the prices of essential commodities.
The Prime Minister once again appealed to the people to demonstrate discipline and follow precautionary measures to support government’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus. He said those testing positive for the disease should quarantine themselves in their homes.