Pakistan Govt to Provide Rs12,000 Cash Grant to Virus Affected Families By Next Month

The government will give a cash grant of Rs12,000 to every deserving family affected by the novel coronavirus, said Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar.

This cash grant is part of the relief package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Nishtar said while speaking to Radio Pakistan. The special assistant also urged every Pakistani citizen to help fight the spread of coronavirus by exhibiting national solidarity.

Speaking during Radio Pakistan programme on Thursday, Dr. Sania said this cash program is part of the relief package announced by the Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Stressing need for national solidarity to fight the spread of coronavirus, she said this solidarity is not confined to the political level but the people need to act responsibly and adopt precautionary measures to steer the country out of this challenge.

The Special Assistant to PM said the people should avoid gatherings and practice social distancing including those in the rural areas.

Dr. Sania said that the government is making arrangements to ensure adequate supplies of essential food

items including the wheat flour in the markets. People should not be worried about the availability of the essential items, she added.