LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed optimism that Pakistan will come out of corona pandemic situation successfully with the resolve and discipline of the nation.
Addressing the ceremony of ration distribution and relief fund at Governor House in Lahore on Saturday, he said COVID-19 pandemic is a test and difficult situation for the nation and people can overcome it through precautionary measures.
The Prime Minister said this situation is more difficult due to the fact that no one across the world has the experience to cope with it.
He said the US government gave a relief package of 2000 billion dollars to stimulate its economy in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, but they are still struggling.
He said in comparison our government gave a relief package worth 8 billion dollars according to our resources, which is the biggest in our history.
The Prime Minister said this package will be further enhanced when more resources become available.
He said the government is collecting comprehensive data in order to ensure the eligibility of people.
The Prime Minister said Facebook page of the Ehsaas program will be launched next week, detailing the data of areas where people most need the rations.
Earlier, the Prime Minister Imran Khan visited a quarantine facility set up at Expo center in Lahore which has the capacity of about 1,000 persons.
He visited different sections of the facility and was briefed by Punjab health minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid.