Baloch wants relief package for Covid-hit Makran

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Balochistan Minister for Social Welfare and Non Formal Education Mir Asadullah Baloch urged the federal government to announce relief package for the coronavirus hit Makran division facing economic crunch due to halt in cross border trade after Covid-19 pandemic.

The new wave of coronavirus pandemic severely hit the Makran division as the number of Covid-19 patients in critical condition has reached at an alarming level, the Balochistan Minister for Social Welfare told APP.

Baloch said the Covid-19 pandemic has suspended the lives of the poor people of the area in multiple ways.

Following the lockdown, trade activities have come to a halt, casting a large population into penury, he said, adding that in Gwadar, Turbat and Panjgur a small number of people were having government jobs where the rest depended directly or indirectly on cross border-trade.—APP

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