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Providing relief to poor class biggest challenge: PM

By Our Staff Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the government will distribute the relief money from today (Thursday) among the needy families.
Speaking to the media representatives in Islamabad, he said that Rs12,000 will be distributed among 12 million families from 17,000 different points. The prime minister maintained that the Ehsas programme was free of any political influence as the data was collected digitally. Imran Khan went on to say that the Corona Tigers Relief Force has two main purposes: to identify people who are needy and to identify people who need to be put under quarantine. “The force volunteers will try to locate people who are unable to register through SMS for the cash disbursement programme,” he said. PM Khan further said that the gathering of people in one place is a dangerous thing, adding that the people are not following restrictions in many areas. “Coronavirus is “very dangerous” for the elderly and sick people,” he concluded.
Chinese Cos donate Rs 5m in PM’s corona relief fund
The heads of two Chinese companies met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday and donated protective equipment worth Rs 3 million to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
According to a statement by PM House spokesperson, the meeting was also attended by Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal. The Prime Minister thanked both companies for their assistance in fighting with the virus. The statement further said that the head of Chinese Company informed PM about using technology to increase the yield of cotton. The company also offered technical help to the PM to help increase the country’s cotton yield.
The president of Chinese Energy Company expressed interest in setting up renewable energy power projects and investing in the solar energy sector of Pakistan. The PM thanked both companies for expressing interest in investing in Pakistan.

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