Karachi, March 30, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had appealed to the people of Pakistan and all the Pakistanis living abroad to donate more to the Emergency Corona Fund established by the Sindh government and assist the government in the fight against the pandemic.
He said that donations can be deposited in Sindh Bank account number IBAN – PK75SIND000-3015594456100. The account details for those in the USA and UK who want to donate to the Corona virus Emergency Fund of the Sindh government and want a tax exemption are: “The I-care America Fund, Inc. “On Account: Government of Sindh Corona virus Emergency Fund Bank of America Charles River Park, 161 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA02114Account Number – 223026206461Routing Number – 026009593Swift code – BOFAUS3N.”
He said that the government could not control the spread of the coronavirus without the cooperation of the people. “Together we will get rid of the virus pandemic,” he said. Shah said that at this moment in time, the government was most concerned about the people belonging to the working class especially the daily wagers.”
Shah said that the government was considering various options to provide ration and cash to those people and all the possible measures to be adopted were in the final stages of implementation. In this regard, the Sindh government is also launching a mobile registration system, through which all needy people would be registered first and then after verification, the cash would be transferred to them through mobile cash transfer service, the minister said.
Telling about the verification process, Shah said that the services of the NADRA, Federal Board of Revenue, State Bank of Pakistan and the Federal Investigation Agency had been sought in this regard. He said that only one person from a family would be registered and then the cash would be transferred on his mobile number.
The minister said that with the assistance of the FIA, the data of all those people who travelled abroad would be obtained because the government knew that the poor people also went to perform Hajj and Umrah. While the facility of account check would also be obtained from the State Bank of Pakistan so as to facilitate all those people who had less than ten thousand rupees in their account.
He said that soon this registration process would be completed and cash transfer would be initiated to all the needy people. Telling about the recovery of patients affected by coronavirus, the info minister said that there were 18 coronavirus infected patients in the province who had recovered so far, and those who recovered today included the patients who had Dubai and Syria travel history.
Shah also expressed the hope that after China, Pakistan would be the second country to get rid of coronavirus completely. “Be careful, stay in your homes for yourself and for your loved ones, and others as the difficult time is about to pass, and the new sun with new hopes and opportunities is about to rise,” the minister hoped.
For more information, contact:
Sindh Information and Archives Department
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401