PBM to launch ‘E wallet system’ for coronavirus affectees:MD


STAFF REPORTER Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Aon Abbas Buppi Monday announced that Pakistan Bait-Ul-Mal, in collaboration with Utility stores has planned to launched an ‘E wallet system’ to facilitate payments for coronavirus affected families. Talking to a private news channel, PBM MD said the we decided to facilitate quarantine families under PBM’s E wallet programme. He explained that in coming days if situation becomes more critical most of the wages of employees who were not working and otherwise would have lost their jobs, were being covered by this E wallet system. Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal would start this programme to help families who were quarantined amid the coronavirus pandemic in different cities, he added.He said in a bid to help novel coronavirus (COVID-19), PBM after the cabinet approval would launched an E Wallet system and an official website for coronavirus affectees where the deserving people would be financially help out. The government was exploring ways to provide additional help to common people and financial supporting them during the coronavirus crisis, he added. As part of the plans, the PBM will pay to utility stores for wages for employees unable to work as a result of the health crisis. The 14-day quarantine might be easy for people with enough money. But for poor people, staying home means a loss of income so PBM has decided to help them financially, he added. He said PBM with the help of district administration has formed a committee to collect data of citizens in the district due to the threat of coronavirus outbreak.