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Govt to contribute Rs4 to every rupee donated in Corona Relief Fund: PM

Govt to contribute Rs4 to every rupee donated in Corona Relief Fund: PM
May 19, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said on Tuesday 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. “Yesterday I met recipients of #EhsaasEmergencyCash Category IV for labourers laid off work, funded by Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund. For every rupee donated, govt will give 4 more. Ehsaas data & transparency rules apply fully,” the prime minister tweeted. Applications are open at https://ehsaaslabour.nadra.gov.pk/ehsaas/ Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme for the people losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the ceremony, he said that over Rs three billion had so far been collected in the Corona Relief Fund. “Financial assistance will be given to the people losing their jobs due to the coronavirus,” he said. The prime minister also interacted with the affectees and listened to their problems and grievances and assured them to take every possible steps in resolving their issues. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said that on the orders of the prime minister, the government will contribute Rs4 for every Re donated to the fund. “Donations to the relief fund as well as release of funds from it is being done in a transparent manner,” he said.