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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