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March 27, 2020

PPP demands Rs18,000 each for poor families


March 27, 2020

LAHORE:A meeting of PPP Punjab Parliamentary Party via a video-link was held here on Thursday.

All members of the Parliamentary Party participated in the meeting. The meeting was chaired by parliamentary leader Syed Hassan Murtaza.

Ali Haider Gilani, Shazia Abid, Makhdoom Usman, Raees Nabil, Mumtaz Chang, Ghazanfar Langah attended the meeting. Parliamentary Party has thanked Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah for donating N-95 masks and aid goods to the province which was received from China. The meeting lauded leadership role of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and paid tribute to exemplary role of Sindh government to combat Covid-19.

At the meeting, through the resolution, Dr Osama was saluted, a martyr who sacrificed his life while fighting corona; the parliamentary party prayed for the early recovery of Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, and appealed to Sindh government to help the people of Punjab to deal with Corona.

Syed Hassan Murtaza said the parliamentary party has decided to support every move of the Punjab government against Corona, after the 18th Amendment, provinces are independent, he urged Punjab government should give relief package to the people of Punjab itself.

The PPP leader demanded deputy commissioners across Punjab take on board opposition members in relief work and distribution of rations, and the government must ensure the availability of hand sanitizer and masks in the market.

He rejected federal government's coronavirus economic package while terming it grossly insufficient and vague. Imran Khan must explain how a family could survive with Rs 3000? He demanded Rs 18,000 each for poor families amid the outbreak. How the 3 million people who were announced to receive the aid were determined, he asked.

While condemning negative attitude of Imran Khan, the parliamentary party observed PM is the biggest obstacle in national solidarity to deal with Corona. Imran Niazi’s departure in half from the meeting of parliamentary heads is undemocratic and un-parliamentary, federal government spokespersons are constantly dividing the nation, said Hassan Murtaza.

UET clinic: University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has issued special instructions to its health clinic for its employees and foreign students in the wake of coronavirus situation.

According to a press release, UET doctors and ambulance are available to serve the university employees and international students during the closure. The university also issued contact numbers of drivers and doctors in view of any emergency situation. University Health Clinic is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm during the day and from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

The university administration has notified its employees and international students to consult doctors in case of any emergency situation while ambulance services could also be availed 24 hours in emergency.

Cleanliness: Albayrak Waste Management is carrying out its cleanliness operations as per routine despite complete lockdown in the City here Thursday.

Officials said nonetheless, Albayrak management is taking extraordinary measures to ensure health and safety of its staff working in the head office and field. Albayrak has provided personal protective equipment to its sanitary workers and managerial staff to safeguard their health. The Operations team of Albayrak on regular basis is arranging individual counselling sessions at UC level to urge the sanitary workers to wear masks and gloves while working in the field. They are requested time and again to wash their hands properly and to avoid touching their face without washing hands.

During operations and counselling sessions, one meter distance is ensured between the employees as a precautionary measure. Albayrak has also installed hand sanitizer dispensers on the premises of its head office and both workshops.

Albayrak administration has directed its limited staff to come to office whereas the remaining employees have been asked to work from home. It is pertinent to mention that the company even before the official orders from the Punjab government had suspended the biometric attendance of its staff.