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PM Imran Khan to announce stimulus package today for coronavirus relief

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Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a comprehensive economic package today to protect the people, industry and the country’s economy from the negative impact of coronavirus.

Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar said that the package envisages Ehsaas emergency cash program under which a system of SMS has been developed to reach out to the poor people and help them out at this difficult time.

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Sania Nishtar said this package also includes support for the exporters, small and medium enterprises, daily wagers and farmers. This also comprises a package for the Utility Stores Corporation to ensure supplies of essential commodities to the people at reduced rates.

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Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high-level meeting in Islamabad to thrash out possible impact of COVID-19 on the economy and steps to provide relief to the common people.

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He said every possible step will be ensured on the administrative level to avert hoarding and nobody can take undue advantage of the situation. There should be no obstruction in the supply of edible items and medicines

Source: ary news

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