Prime Minister Imran Khan will make an announcement regarding a comprehensive economic package today. This will be done to protect the people and the economy of the country from the negative impact of coronavirus.
The Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar revealed this. She said that the package envisions the Ehsaas emergency cash program under which a system of SMS has been developed to reach out to the poor people and help them in this critical time.
Furthermore, she said that the economic package will include support for the exporters, small and medium enterprises, daily wagers and farmers. Also, a package will be given to the Utility Stores Corporation to make sure that essential supplies will be given to the people at reduced rates.
Sania Nishtar responded to a question and said that the decision to call the army in order to control and ensure the lockdown was an essential step to implement the government’s advisories regarding the coronavirus. She said that the Pakistan Army, federal and provincial governments are working together to fight the coronavirus. As per the special assistant, people need to take precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the pandemic.