Poverty and Unemployment due to Coronavirus higher in Sindh: PM Khan – Research Snipers

Poverty and Unemployment due to Coronavirus higher in Sindh: PM Khan

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Imran Khan—the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Wednesday said that the unemployment and poverty due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country was disproportionately higher in Sindh than any other province of the country according “to the applications received by my Prime Minister Relief Fund”.

Around 32% of all applications received by the PM Relief Fund are from Sindh whereas the population of Sindh comprises around 22% of Pakistan’s population, PM Khan, who is on a two-day visit to Sindh, said in a Tweet.

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The Prime Minister further said that he came across a large number of people while distributing Prime Minister Corona Relief Fund in Sindh’s Larkana and most of them were chaabrri-walas (hawkers), whom the police had stop from working.

Prime Minister Imran Khan further added that he advised the Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail to take up the matter with the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, “as these poor people do not violate the social distancing and survival of their families depends on their daily income”.

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