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April 3, 2020

For helping needy, Malik directs Nadra, PTA to provide required data to Sindh govt

National

April 3, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator Abdul Rehman Malik has directed Nadra to immediately provide the required data to the Sindh government enabling them to reach needy people.

Senator Rehman Malik also directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to comply with the requirement of the Sindh government of verification of mobile numbers and other necessary data. He said that delay in provision and verification of required data will certainly affect those who are needy. He has asked secretary Interior to ensure that Nadra shares the required data with Sindh government soon.

Rehman Malik said that all the institutions and provincial governments should cooperate fully with each other in this hour of crisis and particularly the federal government should extend helping hand to all provincial governments. He has urged the government and all those who are distributing rations among the needy to help the people in such a way that their self-respect is not hurt.

He said that some people are taking photos, videos while distributing rations among the poor which is inappropriate and such political noise should be avoided. He said that according to Islam one should help in such a way that one hand should not tell the other hand.

Rehman Malik has advised that the government should send aid in cash directly to the beneficiaries via mobile rather than making queues of them. He said by making rows of needy people will not only hurt their self-respect but will also spread coronavirus among the masses and can create law and order problems.

He said that the government should use the Benazir Income Support Programme, where data and numbers of those who are deserving and needy are already available.

He recommended that instead of distributing rations, cash should be given to deserving people.

He said that the government should concentrate on building data of all deserving Pakistanis that they could be helped properly in this time of crisis due to coronavirus pandemic.

He said that he wishes the government has implemented well on time the 37-points National Action Plan on coronavirus suggested by Senate Standing Committee on Interior and the situation would far better today.