PPP readies coronavirus relief force

By: News Desk      Published: 11:01 PM, 21 Apr, 2020
PPP readies coronavirus relief force

On the directives of Pakistan People’s Party Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira, a team titled People's Relief Force is constituted to create awareness against coronavirus pandemic and doing relief activities across the province.

According to a notification, Zohaib Butt and Hafiz Arif Asif alias Musa Khokhar will be the convener and deputy convener of People's Relief Force respectively.

PPP Central Punjab General Secretary Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmad said that the force will launch a public awareness campaign against coronavirus to assist the district administration in ensuring smooth distribution of ration to the needy.

It would also assist the district administration in identifying deserving people and facilitate health departments, he said, adding that the force would be organised in all the districts of central Punjab, even at the tehsil and union council level.

The force includes former officials who performed delivered during Swat operation and poverty surveys along with relief activities during the 2010-2011floods. It will work in accordance with health SOPs. The application for approval of the People's Relief Force has been submitted to the office of the Punjab chief secretary.