PM Imran Khan has said that controlling the spread of coronavirus and helping the poor are two of Pakistan’s biggest challenges.
The premier was addressing a ceremony on PM’s Covid-19 Relief Fund at Punjab Governor’s House in Lahore on Saturday.
“These are testing times and we have to stand united to fight this,” he remarked. People who consider difficult times as a test of Allah are the only ones who can overcome it, he said. “This is the nation’s test and no one has any experience on how to deal with this,” the Prime Minister added.
Pakistan is already a poverty-struck country and most people here didn’t have enough money to eat food twice a day. “Poverty along with virus has proven to be a big challenge for us,” Prime Minister Khan said.
The lockdown has affected the daily wagers the most as they have lost their jobs. Keeping in mind their plight, we decided to open the construction industry so that some people can keep their jobs, he remarked. Every day, we are thinking about which industries can we open and which should be close just for the betterment of the people.”
The fight against Coronavirus is going to be a long one, he said. “I request people to stop disseminating misinformation. Coronavirus will not spare anyone,” the premier added.