Don’t politicize the pandemic, PM Khan asks national leadership

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‘Govt to contribute Rs4 to every rupee donated in Corona Relief Fund’

From Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday asked the national leadership not to politicize the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic across the country.

The prime minister presided over a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad. The meeting reviewed the Supreme Court’s verdict regarding the coronavirus case.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan briefed the prime minister on Supreme Court’s verdict. On the occasion, PM Imran said that the government would ensure meaningful implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Court.

The federal cabinet meeting also approved the installation of telemeters for equitable distribution of water in the provinces.

Imran Khan while appreciating the steps taken by Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said that equitable distribution of water was a matter of urgency, adding that the ministry of water resources should take this matter to a logical conclusion.

Talking about the growing dangers of locust heart, he said that the government is fully prepared to deal with it, adding that we took immediate and timely actions. He conveyed a message to the national leadership not to politicize the issue of pandemics.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said yesterday the government will contribute four rupees to every rupee donated in Corona Relief Fund.

In a tweet, he said the relief fund has been fixed for the deserving people who have been laid off due to the lockdown.

PM Khan said Ehsaas data and transparency rules will apply on the payments to be made to the labourers and  directed the masses to submit application via web portal to benefit from the program.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had formally launched Ehsaas Emergency Cash program for the jobless workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar had briefed the Prime Minister.

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