PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Saturday introduced a aid package deal of Rs32 billion for the weak segments of society within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
He additionally hinted at giving particular incentives to staff of various departments, together with well being and rescue employees, police personnel and others who’re preventing in opposition to the pandemic on the frontline. In a press release, the chief minister mentioned his authorities was critically contemplating giving particular incentives to such staff as a gesture of encouragement and help, including that the provincial authorities extremely valued the selfless providers of these staff who have been striving laborious to save lots of others whereas risking their very own lives.
CM Khan termed these staff actual heroes within the combat in opposition to coronavirus and mentioned the provincial authorities would recognise their providers and all potential help can be prolonged to them. “If any of the employees gets affected by coronavirus in the line of duty and lost his/her life, the provincial government would support his/her family to a maximum level,” he maintained.
The chief minister additionally expressed his gratitude for the homeowners of buying plazas, markets and eating places for his or her cooperation with the federal government by shutting down their set-ups as a precautionary measure to regulate the unfold of coronavirus.
He additionally thanked most of the people for sustaining most social distancing and minimising social contacts within the prevailing state of affairs.
In the meantime, eight extra coronavirus instances have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday, taking the province’s tally to 188, added our bureau in Peshawar.
Addressing a televised press briefing, KP authorities’s spokesperson Ajmal Wazir mentioned the province presently had 894 Covid-19 suspects who have been being handled at varied quarantine centres throughout the province.
He mentioned that 195 folks had examined adverse for the virus, whereas outcomes of 345 suspects have been awaited.
Mr Wazir mentioned the provincial cupboard had accepted a aid package deal of Rs32 billion, of which Rs11.4bn can be distributed amongst 1.9 million deserving households; Rs3,000 can be given beneath the Ehsaas programme and Rs2,000 by the KP authorities.
He mentioned the cupboard had additionally accepted a tax exemption of Rs5 billion for the enterprise neighborhood, including that Rs8bn can be given to the well being division for buying mandatory medical tools and Rs6bn to the aid division.
The spokesman mentioned the federal government would guarantee the supply of protecting kits to journalists and aid package deal to deserving media individuals, including that particular playing cards have been being issued to media representatives to make it simpler for them to report coronavirus instances.
Printed in Daybreak, March 29th, 2020