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April 6, 2020

Rs1b target set for Corona Relief Fund: Chaudhry Sarwar

Lahore

April 6, 2020

LAHORE :Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has formally inaugurated Muhafiz Force and Muhafiz App (application) of Hilal-e-Ahmar Pakistan.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said, “We have set collection target of Rs1 billion for Corona Relief Fund. Insha Allah, we will ensure supply of ration to poor families at their doorstep. Provision of ration will be ensured on merit and above all political discrimination.” He said Covid-19 is spreading speedily in the world and until the people do not go out of their homes to catch corona, this virus will not enter their homes, adding that 220 million Pakistanis as a team will have to defeat corona.

Punjab Governor formally inaugurated Muhafiz Force and Muhafiz App. (application) of Hilal-e-Ahmar Pakistan at Governor House on Sunday. On this occasion, Hilal-e-Ahmar Pakistan Chairman Abrar-ul-Haq, Begum Governor Perveen Sarwar and others were also present.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony and later talking to media, Chaudhry Sarwar said that safety of those fighting corona on the front line would be ensured. Corona will not come until people go out of their home to catch it. Coronavirus is jeopardising the economies of even developed countries; therefore, we along with anti-corona campaign have to save the people from economic constraints as well and it will be made sure that no poor family is deprived of free ration. “We are also thankful to the philanthropists for contributing generously in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, and we have set collection target of Rs1 billion in Punjab. I believe that with the support of wealthy people and philanthropists, we will not only achieve this target easily but also go even beyond.” Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government is all committed to supply free ration to needy and poor families at their doorsteps by all means so that none of them sleeps without having meal.

Addressing the ceremony, Hilal-e-Ahmar Pakistan Chairman Abrar-ul-Haq said that 5,000 workers were being trained to cope with corona pandemic. “I am happy that today, we are initiating from Lahore and scope of this campaign will be extended to entire country.

We have to save the people from corona as well as ensure active support to them in this time of need.” He said that Hilal-e-Ahmar has also established quarantine centres and also running an anti-corona awareness campaign. “We have received overwhelming response regarding Muhafiz Force; however, formulation of a work plan of this force is a real challenge before us. And when we fight jointly, defeat of corona will become possible,” he said. Abrar-ul-Haq advised the people to take corona pandemic seriously and stay home besides adopting all precautionary measures.