Here’s how you can avail Prime Minister’s financial assistance for COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced special relief package for those worst-hit by the financial crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic.


Prime Minister Imran has announced over 1000 billion Rupees (2.7% of Pakistan’s GDP) package for all the segments of the society. The package would assist particularly those who are in need of financial assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

Managing Director Utility Store Corporation, Umer Lodhi,  said that following PM’s orders, Utility Stores would be providing food at the doorstep of needy.

  “Labourers, coolies, and daily wagers have suffered, — during the lockdown due to coronavirus across the country —  we will provide them ration on their doorsteps,” Lodhi said.

Relief Package: Breakdown

Relief of daily wage workers Rs 200 billion
Relief to Exporters Rs 200 billion
Relief to vulnerable families Rs 120 billion
Medical workers and Government Staff Rs 50 billion
Relief on Petrol/Diesel Rs 50 billion
Relief to SMEs Rs 100 billion
Support to Capital markets Rs 30 billion
Funding to utility stores Rs 50 billion
NDMA Rs 13 billion
Payment to Farmers (wheat) Rs 280 billion
Food Items Package Rs 75 billion


How to avail:

If you know someone who is in need of financial assistance, this is what they need to do:

  • You will need your identity card (ID) number, cell number, and name.
  • Type a text message in the following format:Imdad *ID number* *Phone Number* Name*
  • Send it to 8070.

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