From Zeeshan Mirza
KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has directed the members of the COVID-19 Relief Committee to extend the scope of party’s relief work to district level. He told the members that the COVID-19 outbreak is spreading fast and this situation needs governments as well as everyone to play a preventive role.
The chairman PPP issued the directives while chairing the meeting of COVID-19 Relief Committee over video link at Bilawal House on Wednesday. Committee members Saleem Mandviwala, Nayyar Bukhari, Taj Haider and Chaudhry Yasin briefed the PPP Chairman about the relief work.
Bilawal Bhutto directed the members of the committee further to launch an extensive public awareness campaign on the COVID-19 at the district levels adding that the rural populous needs much awareness on the COVID-19.
He said that pamphlets should be distributed for awareness campaign besides the use of social media while necessary safety equipment should also be provided to the people.
The PPP chairman said that good results have been achieved in the Sasti Roti programme. Henceforth, the scope of Sasti Roti Programme should be extended as it is our moral and religious obligation to extend relief to the people during this current holy month of Ramadan. He pledged that we are with the people at every scale and we would not leave the people alone in this hour of need.
COVID-19 Relief Committee member Saleem Mandviwala on the occasion informed the party chairman that test kits, masks, protective equipment have been provided in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir and masks were also being dispatched to the young doctors of Lahore.
Another member of the Committee Taj Haider informed the Party Chairman that more test kits and equipments are in pipeline which would be dispatched to Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Member of the Committee Chaudhry Yasin informed that the equipment for fighting the COVID-19 in Azad Jammu & Kashmir were distributed at the divisional level while Nayyar Bukhari told the party chairman that free flour to the tandoors is being provided so that the people could get Sasti Roti.