Coronavirus: Rs10 billion has been allocated for 2.5mn families, tells Punjab CM

LAHORE (HRNW) – Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday has told that Rs10 billion has been reserved for 2.5 million families being affected by the lockdown imposed across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

While addressing a press briefing, the CM said that every family will be given Rs4000 per month till the lockdown ends. He further directed to release the people arrested for violating section 144.

Earlier, CM Bazdar had approved Chief Minister Punjab ‘Insaaf Imdad’ package. Applications for the aid package will be received online and only the name, CNIC number and mobile number of the recipient will be required.

He said that financial assistance would be provided to only deserving people, under a foolproof mechanism. He said that financial aid under the ‘Insaaf Imdad’ package would provide relief to the daily wagers and labour class.

Applications for the assistance will be taken online and the money will also be transferred online after verification of the recipient’s data. Applicants will be able to file a complaint online if they face any issue, he added.

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