PM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund: Over Rs200mln collected during 92 News’ successful telethon


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11 Apr, 2020 12:15 am

LAHORE (92 News) – 92 News, First HD Channel in Pakistan, has played a key role in collecting donations for coronavirus lockdown victims through live telethon of ‘Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund Raising Transmission’ that continued from 5pm to 7pm on Friday.

During the historic live telethon, Pakistanis – both at home and abroad – generously donated funds for needy and deserved families. More than Rs 200 million as a record money has been collected in two-and-a-half hours of 92 News live transmission.

Prime Minister Imran Khan participated in the live telethon and thanked 92 News and the donors for generously donating to help coronavirus epidemic victims.

All phone lines of 92 News remained open even after telethon.

Madina Group donates Rs2.5 million for funds

Moreover, 92 News Media Group and Madina Group of Industries announced to donate Rs2.5 million for the PM Corna Relief Fund. The employees associated with the 92 News channel will donate their one-day salary to the fund.

Through the special transmission, 92 News appealed to overseas Pakistanis to donate for the deserving and needy people. Responding to the appeal, overseas Pakistanis and national donated generously for COVID-19 Relief Fund.

PM Imran Khan hints at corona cases will increase

Prime Minister Imran Khan also participated in 92 News live telethon and praised the praised sincere efforts of 92 News. Talking during the conversation, the prime minister said that corona cases will increase in coming days. “If the cases soared then we have not so much ventilators to treat the patients. ‘Whosoever is Limited, is Safe’,” he added.

“My experience is the most important of raising money. Corona’s lockdown has devastated the world economy. People do not know how much harm the lockdown can do to society. The impact of closing factories and shops in lockdown has far reaching implications,” the prime minister maintained.

Imran Khan said that the US gave its people a relief package of $2200 billion, Japan gave a package of one thousand billion dollars, Germany gave a thousand euro package and Pakistan gave its best a full package of $8 billion.

The premier mentioned that while trying to provide relief to the people while staying resourceful, Pakistanis are the most charitable people in the world. “We are the fortunate people who give the most charity in the world,” he added.

Imran Khan also said that 144 billion rupees were distributed around the people within two weeks. “We are using limited resources, Corona cases will increase incoming days. There is a risk of developing coronavirus cases, which is limited, so safe. There are high risks of crona within larger groups,” he elaborated.

He said that for the first time in Pakistan people are being assisted at this level, doctors will get protective kits in 3 to 4 days. “The whole nation is with the health workers facing corona, doctors who fight on the frontline. As the whole nation stands, the safety kits for doctors and staff will arrive in three to four days,” he explained.

“We have developed a habit for importing everything from abroad, unfortunately the health sector has never been paid attention. The doctors will soon provide full protective kit. We can formulate atom bomb but so difficult to prepare the protective kits,” PM Khan said.

Pakistanis – both at home and abroad – generously donated funds for needy and deserved families. More than Rs 200 million as a record money has been collected in two-and-a-half hour of 92 News live transmission.

 

Renowned dignitaries participated in the transmission and made the transmission successful.

In this exclusive transmission of channel, the renowned analysts of 92 News including Arif Nizami, Haroon Ur Rasheed, Moeed Pirzada, Irshad Arif, Sadia Afzal and Shazia Zeeshan participated in the fundraiser with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The analysts and experts gave their suggestions during the telethon on current situation of the country.

The special transmission is geared towards generating donations for the relief fund. Imran Khan ramped up its efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease and he himself came into the front-line to assist his people in the need of hour.

The transmission was also live in Canada, the US, Europe and Saudi Arabia.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan is making efforts to provide rations for the daily wagers who are victim of lockdown due to coronavirus.

To donate to the Covid-19 Relief Fund, here are the following bank account details:

 


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