Bilawal seeks unified platform to help needy

By: News Desk      Published: 04:57 PM, 29 Mar, 2020
Bilawal seeks unified platform to help needy

The Sindh government convened a meeting in Karachi on Sunday seeking to converge the resources of the government, welfare institutions, and individual donors to help the people through a joint platform; and to devise a mechanism to assist the daily wagers.

The meeting was presided by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and was attended by CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Nasir Shah, Imtiaz Shaikh, and the spokesman of the Sindh government Murtaza Wahab. In addition, Saeed Ghani and Haris Gazdar also participated in the meeting through video link.

Besides discussing the ways to identify the deserving people, the meeting also sought a unified platform, by converging the government, welfare institutions, and individual donars, to help the people.

Bilawal said “It is Sindh government’s responsibility to ensure no one sleeps without bread in his stomach,” and directed that “Sindh government reaches out every individual who deserves help.”

“I’ll not tolerate any complacency on this matter,” Bilawal said, and added “We’ll have to make a system through which the government resources, and that of that of welfare institutions and the individual contributions converge into a unified platform aimed at serving the people.”

He directed the Sindh government to contact with individual donors and the welfare institutions in order to discuss the possibility of a joint strategy.

He urged the bountiful individuals and the welfare entities to strengthen the government during this time of crisis when the pandemic has forced a provincial lockdown.

“If you can help a single person amid this critical time, please come forward,” Bilawal said and added that all of us will have to combat this coronavirus jointly.

Bilawal said “in case of a prolonged lockdown, Sindh government must have a comprehensive planning. I appeal to the people to follow the lockdown wholeheartedly.”

The PPP leader said that coronavirus could be tackled, and “For me, the most crucial thing is the safety of my people.”

He directed the authorities to ensure the maximum screening of the people suspected of contracting the virus.

While paying tribute to the doctors, Bilawal ensured the people of Sindh that “they are doing their best at the emergency centres and hospitals to defeat the coronavirus.”

“I salute the doctors and the medical staff for their invaluable services,” Bilawal said.