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PM launches web-portal for COVID-19 livelihood-loss-affectees


May 2, 2020 -Islamabad: The Prime Minister launched a web-portal soliciting applications from those who have lost their livelihoods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and announced to commit the PM’s COVID-19 Relief fund to those who will qualify for aid. While opening the portal, the PM said, “I have made the decision that my COVID 19 fund will be used to give emergency cash to those who have lost their livelihoods, as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. I am opening a web-portal so that we can begin receiving applications. Those who will qualify for assistance will get Emergency Cash of Rs. 12,000. I encourage all of you to donate. For each rupee donated by the donors, 4 rupees will be committed by the Government”. Speaking to the media after the opening of the portal, Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “We feel honoured that the Prime Minister has entrusted Ehsaas to utilize these funds.” She said, further adding, “To-date, Ehsaas Emergency Cash of Rs. 83 billion has been distributed among 6.8 million families in a transparent manner.”  To apply for assistance, the web-portal can be accessed here.