Pakistan launches Ehsaas Emergency
She said the relief package announced by the Prime Minister will help mitigate problems of the people in different sectors, including the labour class, caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr Sania Nishter said Ehsaas SMS will be launched in the next two to three weeks to bring more deserving people under the social safety net of Ehsaas programme.
She said people can also get themselves included in Ehsaas programme through the district administration.
She said an SMS portal is also being prepared to provide people details of their payments through mobile phone.
The Special Assistant urged people to acquire national identity cards from NADRA because it is prerequisite to get benefit from Ehsaas programme.
She expressed confidence that Pakistan will be able to overcome the challenge of coronavirus if people implement in letter and spirit the government instructions about it.
She said people should not get panic and need not purchase essential commodities more than their requirement because it will create artificial shortage in the market.
China sends 1m masks to Pakistan to help fight coronavirus pandemic effectively.
First cargo plane carrying relief goods from China has landed in Karachi today
The relief goods contain one million face masks including N95 masks.
China sends 1m masks to Pakistan
The Chinese government has donated these goods to Pakistan to help effectively fight coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan civilian government and the army are on same page to fight the pandemic.
From Islamic scholars to other notables call for national unity and observance of precautionary measures
Pakistan confirms 972 cases
Coronavirus claims over 18000 lives
Meanwhile, Coronavirus/COVID-19 claimed over 18600 lives in over 190 countries so far.
There are currently 422,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 197 countries and territories.
According to Radio Pakistan, WHO announced the United States could soon become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris said this at a news conference in Geneva.