Mingora: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has notified allocating PKR 13 billion for daily wage workers, according to a news source. Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan revealed that this package was designed to cater to individuals not covered by the federal government’s Ehsaas Programme.
These people, who form about 43% of the province’s population, will receive this relief till the month of Ramzan. In addition, he stated, the remaining disenfranchised communities will be helped using the provincial Zakat fund. He urged the province’s residents to follow all social distancing protocols and reiterated that lockdown measures were there for public safety.
The CM made these statements after inaugurating a Coronavirus testing laboratory at Saidu Group of Teaching Hospital. Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed and various government officials were also present at the occasion.
Speaking at the event, Saeed expressed his appreciation for the efforts of healthcare workers, police, and journalists against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He, along with the CM, also inaugurated a Rescue 1122 station and visited an Ehsaas Programme cash distribution centre in Kabal Tehsil.