PM Imran pledges ‘big package’ for construction section to save corona-hit labourers

01:28 PM | 2 Apr, 2020
PM Imran pledges ‘big package’ for construction section to save corona-hit labourers
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that a big package will be brought to aid the construction sector in the country, saying efforts being made to save labourers from unemployment due to coronavirus outbreak.

He was addressing a refunds distribution ceremony in Islamabad. The premier said that construction industry will be made operation fully in order to save people from dying due to hunger.

The government relief package will prove beneficial for everyone, he said, adding: “We are supporing business community as achieving progress without business and industries is impossible”.

The pandemic has affected economies across the globe, he said, adding that the US is fighting to counter corona and save economy at a time.

The coronavirus outbreak has badly affected the poor segment of the society, he said and urged affluent to look after the people hit by the disease financially.

“Pakistan has limited resources but we will overcome the outbreak with those are available,” he said, adding that he lockdown has been extended for two weeks to control the disease.