PM urges overseas Pakistanis to donate funds for corona relief

By: News Desk      Published: 02:16 PM, 13 Apr, 2020
PM urges overseas Pakistanis to donate funds for corona relief

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday motivated and appealed overseas Pakistani to donate money in COVID-19 Relief Fund to pace up the battle against virus that has killed 94 people in Pakistan.

He said in a recorded message that Pakistan needed the help of overseas Pakistanis in this challenging time and with the help of Corona Tiger Relief Force and overseas Pakistanis nation will come out of this time.

He said, “No government can fight this Pandemic alone. We need to work together as one nation. Please step up and help your fellow citizens in this hour of need.” 

According to Prime Minister Office (PMO) tweet, overseas Pakistanis can donate $35 to support one family at a time and can send $35 monthly.  PMO said overseas Pakistanis can donate in the coronavirus relief fund by logging in to www.covid.ophrd.gov.pk.

“There is a huge discrepancy between the developed world and the developing world. The US announced a coronavirus relief package of $2.2 trillion for their people, Germany $1 trillion and Japan $1 trillion. In contrast, we have come up with a relief package of $8 billion for our 220 million people,” the prime minister said.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan in a special message for the international community and United Nations secretary-general on Sunday called for a comprehensive relief package for the developing economies struggling to contain the deadly coronavirus.

He said that saving people from hunger was one of the biggest worries other than dealing with the economic crisis and the pandemic. “I appeal to the world leaders and the secretary-general of the United Nations to launch a comprehensive initiative to give debt relief to developing countries so that they can fight the coronavirus,” Khan said.

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