KP to distribute Rs.13b among labourers

Bureau Report

PESHAWAR: In an effort to ease the difficulties being faced by the daily wagers and laborers amid coronavirus lockdown, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday decided to distribute Rs 13.14 billion among 2.2 million families, media reported.
During a meeting of the task force on coronavirus, KP chief minister Mahmood Khan was told the 2.2 deserving families have been identified and a mechanism is being prepared to distribute the amount among them. The meeting was told that health professional were being provided personal protective equipment.
Earlier in the day, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had approved a relief package of over one billion rupees for deserving families across the province.