Islamabad, November 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistanis are the most giving nation and their generosity is legendary. Addressing the meeting of Policy Committee overseeing the Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund in Islamabad today (Monday) to review fund utilization details, he reaffirmed that full transparency will be ensured in using donated funds. The fund received 4.8 Billion rupees donations from within Pakistan and overseas. 1.08 billion rupees was donated by international donors while 3.8 billion rupees was contributed domestically. Earlier this year, the Prime Minister had publicly announced two policies with respect to this fund, committing that these funds would be disbursed through Ehsaas Emergency Cash to assist COVID 19 job loss affectees.
A matching funds policy was also announced which stipulated that for every rupee donated into the fund, 4 rupees would be matched by the Government and to fulfil this promise, 19.55 Billion rupees have been matched by the Government. This amount has supported 2 million families, each of which received 12,000 rupees each as Ehsaas Emergency cash through this funding stream. The PM COVID Relief Fund has set a new precedent, in terms of transparency and track-ability of donated funds.
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