Chairman Pakistan People’s Party 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 government as well as everyone to play a preventive role.
The chairman 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 level 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 them 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.
During meeting with a delegation of the Pakistan Medical Association, he lauded the services rendered by doctors and paramedical staff during the coronavirus outbreak. He said, “The role played by medical professionals during the coronavirus outbreak can never be forgotten.” Bilawal added that under the current circumstances, the government and those in positions of power should pay heed to the recommendations put forth by doctors before formulating policies.