Govt utilize funds allocated for social protection for deserving persons

Govt utilize funds allocated for social protection

Govt utilize funds allocated for social protection for deserving persons, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar.

She said, while talking to a private news channel programs.

Govt utilize funds allocated for social protection

Dr Sania said last year, 100 billion rupees were fixed for social protection.

Moreover, they provided an amount of 144 billion rupees under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programs.

So far, she said, they disbursed Rs120 billion among poor families.

To a question, she said funds fixed for COVID-19 programs would also be utilized for social protection projects.

Meanwhile, Coronavirus killed 107 more people in Pakistan during the last twenty four hours.

According to official update on Covid19, 6,397 new coronavirus cases have surfaced in the country over the last twenty-four hours. It raised the total tally to 125,933.

As many as 107 deaths reported over the last twenty-four hours.

The death toll from the virus stands at 2,463 with

Meanwhile, 40,247 patients have so far recovered from the disease.

28,344 corona tests also carried out during this period.

Province wise details include 47,382 in Punjab, 46,828 in Sindh, 15,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,673 in Balochistan, 6,699 in Islamabad, 1,038 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 534 in Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned of strict action against the shopkeepers and business community who are not following Standard Operating Procedures in wake of Coronavirus.

Expressing his views on PTV on Thursday, he said only solution to contain the Corona pandemic as the world has discovered is smart lockdown which allows economic activity with SOPs.

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