KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has formed a three-member committee for the distribution of ration to needy people amid the lockdown imposed due to the spread of coronavirus.
The committee will look after the distribution of ration and cash to the daily wagers and needy people. The committee will comprise of Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh, special assistant to the chief minister Waqar Mehdi and the chief minister’s coordinator Haris Gazdar.
The Sindh government announced to launch a mobile service to provide ration to the needy people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The provincial government will generate a number which would be sent to everyone via SMS and deserving people can text the number for ration.
The chief minister has urged philanthropists and wealthy individuals to come forward in these difficult times and help in the cause. He appealed the nation to stay at home and follow guidelines given to them in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The chief minister on Monday received a generous donation of Rs1 million from an anonymous individual for the Sindh Coronavirus Emergency Fund set up to receive donations in the provision of essential supplies.
“Today I received this anonymous donation made to “Sindh Coronavirus Emergency Fund”, along with a letter from the donor,” he wrote in a Twitter post, sharing the letter and cheque. “Such acts of kindness strengthen our resolve to continue fighting this challenge, & reassure us that humanity stands tall during such extraordinary times!”
Earlier, the Sindh government had set up a relief fund to fight the pandemic. The chief minister, provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants and all PPP MPAs will contribute one month salary to the fund.