Coronavirus: 1.5 million families to be affected if lockdown continued for 2 months in Balochistan

If lockdown persists, the number increase: Liaquat Shahwani

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By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: Over 1.5 million families in Balochistan would be financially severely affected, if the lockdown continued for two months in the wake of novel coronavirus. The number of affected families would increase if the lockdown continued to contain the coronavirus, Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani told reporters at his regular news briefing on Saturday evening.

“We are trying our level best to support the deserving and needy individuals and families”, Mr. Shahwani said. Shahwani’s revelation has come after the Strategic Planning Reforms Cell of Balochistan government said that the suspension of economic activities have already made 3,61,000 people in the province, lagging behind other provinces of the country in terms of key social indicators.

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The Spokesman government of Balochistan informed that over 4,50000 families would be provided financial assistance/ cash under the Ehsas program to support the people during this pandemic. He however said the chief minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has demanded of the federal government to increase the number of deserving and needy people for Balochistan.

Mr. Shahwani strongly condemned what he called constant propaganda on the part of a particular group with regard to the establishment of isolation center at Bolan Medical Complex Hospital on the eve of the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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