Once again PM Imran Khan leading from the front and giving courage to the nation with lots of hopes, establishment of youth force and public fund during his address to the nation to fight coronavirus pandemic across Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced multi billion relief package.
PM Imran Khan said the world is fighting a war against coronavirus pandemic and Pakistan is also resisting the spread of the virus by utilising all available resources.
“Every state is fight coronavirus under its capacity while China is the only country around the world that became successful to overcome coronavirus pandemic by locking down around 20 million people.”
“A lock-down will not be a successful option without providing food to the people as the virus would not differentiate between a rich and a poor person.
“We can also put our country on a complete lock-down to fight COVID-19 but 25 per cent of Pakistan’s population is already below the poverty line. It would be our responsibility to provide ration to those people after imposing a lock-down, otherwise, the complete closure will not be beneficial.”
Imran Khan specifically mentioned Indian PM he said that, “We have to fight coronavirus with unity and intelligently. In India, a complete lock-down was imposed 3 days ago but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now saying sorry from its nation for the lock-down decision without a strategy. People will definitely die of hunger if India continues its lock-down.”
“I want to tell my nation that we have to fight this war with a strategy and wisdom. We will take decision after a proper analysis of the country’s situation. If we lock-down any area than it would be possible or not to provide food among the people.”
PM Imran Khan told the federal government has announced biggest ever relief package in the history of Pakistan as its volume is $8 billion.
Imran Khan told the nation that we have 2 significant things which world does not have the first thing is Emaan is our power. Pakistanis are the nation which donates most around the world there are 4 to 5 nations who donates in such a big volume and Pakistan is one of them and while highlighting the second weapon of our country is young population is the second biggest in the world.”
“With these two powers, we will win the war against coronavirus. I am announcing establishment of Corona Relief Tiger Force that will work alongside with armed forces and civil administration.
PM Khan said the force will be comprised of young doctors, drivers, engineers and people from any field which would be utilized to provide food and essential commodities to the areas likely to face lock-down. The force will also guide people for self-isolation inside their houses.
The Prime Minister has also announced the establishment of Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Fund a account opened in National Bank of Pakistan which will be activated after 2 days and vowed to present all details of spending before the nation to maintain transparency, He added that the account will be audited for ensuring the transparency measures.
“The money transferred to the government’s relief fund will not be investigated. The funds will be used if the government needs to increase the volume of its financial aid to the nationals.”
He said that only four to five per cent patients have to move to the hospitals for COVID-19 treatment, whereas, 86 per cent people recover their health from the disease.
He maintained that a state cannot win the battle against COVID-19 only by using its resources but to adopt a strong strategy to contain the pandemic.
“I cannot say right now to which extent the virus would spread, however, we will give an estimation with 5 days or a week. If we go for the lockdown of some areas, Tiger Force will distribute ration among the nationals there.”
Under the relief package, the SBP will provide easy loans to the firms avoiding to unemployed their labourers and workers.
PM Khan clarified that there was no shortage of food commodities in the country and warned strict action by the federal authorities against hoarders.
The premier appealed the nationals to strict adopt precautionary measures and maintain social distancing to overcome the pandemic.
PM Imran Khan mentioned that on a Facebook page we will set up a program on which the needy people can be approached directly by donors, we will make it possible that the donors can give donations and their contribution in this hard time directly those who needs indeed this step will make sue that no one can miss because we cannot do it single-handedly.
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