Islamabad: Pakistan has witnessed a sudden increase in deaths from the new coronavirus COVID-19, with another 7 deaths and 21 deaths across the country.
According to detailed information, the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country has risen to 1,832. So far, 53 patients have recovered.
627 cases were positive in Sindh, 152 in Balochistan, 651 in Punjab, 217 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 128 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 51 in Islamabad and Azar. There were six cases in Azad Kashmir.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said in the announcement of the launch of the Coronavirus Relief Fund that a good strategy will win the war against the coronavirus. He said that any decision about blocking the entire country should not be rushed.
In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister said the world is fighting against the coronavirus according to their capacity. He said the only country that has remained successful so far in this struggle is China that put 20 million people under lockdown to overcome COVID-19. He said if Pakistan had similar situation like China, he could have shut down the whole cities. However, twenty five percent of our population lives under the poverty line and additional twenty percent is on the borderline.
“We are a country with 25% population living below poverty line. Then a number of people living right next to the poverty line, one blow, and they’ll be pushed into poverty. So, we are looking at the plight of at least 9-10 crore people.”
The prime minister said the Indian government was blocking the entire country, and today Narendra Modi apologized to his people for blocking the country without good plans.
Imran Khan said the blockade would fail if people were unemployed and had nothing. He said that the coronavirus cannot distinguish between rich and poor, and that everyone should play their part in success.
The prime minister said that we must wage this war with wisdom and wisdom.
He said that our biggest advantage is faith, which makes Pakistan one of the most charitable countries in the world. The prime minister said that youth is the second strength we can build on the future of the country.
About the Corona Rescue Fund, Prime Minister Imran said, “This will be an account with the National Bank of Pakistan, where you can deposit money tomorrow. Use this as a basis for Tax Free.”
Imran Khan said Pakistan’s emergency aid plan is about 8 billion and could be further improved if needed. He said it was decided that the National Bank of Pakistan would lend to such industries at low mark-ups and that these industries would not fire their workers.
PM Imran said that the ISSA’s Facebook page will provide detailed information on the areas people need most so that people can make decisions about charitable donations based on transparent information.
He warned that serious measures would be taken against the accumulators and traitors to punish them, except to hold them responsible for the suffering of the people.