Covid-19: Public’s response to the PM’s biggest economic relief package
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced an unprecedented relief package on Tuesday.
Pakistan, despite its current economic slump, has come up with an extraordinary relief package to help mitigate the effects of the Corona pandemic.
Considering the suffering of the poor and the labour class in Pakistan amidst the coronavirus lock down in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced an unprecedented relief package on Tuesday.
|Labour class||Rs 200 billion|
|Relief to Exporters||Rs 200 billion|
|Medical workers and Government Staff||Rs 50 billion|
|Relief on Petrol/Diesel||Rs 50 billion|
|Relief to SMEs||Rs 100 billion|
|Funding to utility stores||Rs 50 billion|
|NDMA||Rs 25 billion|
|Payment to Farmers (wheat)||Rs 280 billion|
|Food Items Package||Rs 75 billion|
I swear I was not expecting this.
This is beyond appreciable. Over 1000 billion Rupees package for all the segments of the society. Most to the poor. Rs 200 billion for daily wage earner.
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) March 23, 2020
This is probably the biggest relief package ever created by a govt in the history of Pakistan to help public! And this despite facing an economic downturn inherited from previous governments! Well Done! https://t.co/ESAp6fuf4a
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) March 24, 2020
India's Narendra Modi allocates Rs 15,000 crore to face #COVID19 crisis & Rs 20,000 crore for beautification of Delhi's administrative district.
Pakistan's Imran Khan allocates Rs 95,000 crore to face #COVID19 crisis.
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) March 24, 2020
This is probably the biggest relief package ever created by a govt in the history of Pakistan to help public! Imran khan for you https://t.co/taniOnil09
— Saim khan (@saimkhanaa) March 25, 2020
PM Imran Khan today announced Rs 1200 billion Economic Relief and stimulus Package.This is aimed at providing relief to vulnerable, support to poor, SMEs & industry. The package includes utility bills being deferred for lower income groups, principal & interest for businesses pic.twitter.com/LabbOXJLtD
— Atif Ahmad (@ATIFAHMADPTI) March 24, 2020
Thank you, Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI for your relief package for the underprivileged. So heartening to see the leader of Pakistan be constantly empathetic of the agony caused to low-income people in any catastrophe. This empathy is needed more than ever in the time of COVID-19
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) March 24, 2020
Thankyou Captain !
PM Imran Khan has given a relief package beyond expectations & directly impacting the poor.
Nobody will die of hunger or poverty in our Riyasat-e-Madina model state. pic.twitter.com/jT09Ikf8FZ
— Syed Khaqan (@khaqan779) March 24, 2020
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