Stampede kills woman, 20 injured during relief fund distribution in Multan

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MULTAN: A woman was reportedly dead and 20 others injured in a stampede during distribution of COVID-19 relief funds under the Ehsass Program in Multan. 
According to sources, a 45-yer-old woman was killed, while 20 others were injured when a stampede at Qasimpur center. The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Multan in Qadirabad for treatment.
A police official said investigation is being made to trace the reason behind the stampede.
In a tweet Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said “The transfer of cash to the needy in Pakistan on such a massive scale across the country was a great achievement of the present government”.
PM said “Today saw the launch of the biggest cash distribution by any government in Pakistan’s history, directly to the most vulnerable and needy citizens in our society.”

Referring to the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, PM added that Rs 144 billion would be distributed among 12 million families over the next two weeks.

 

 

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