ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that he had observed that general public gave the most to charities in Pakistan.
“I gradually understood the passion of people for charity,” PM Imran said while expressing his views about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Islamabad. He said he never wanted to impose a lockdown like Italy in the country.
He said if provinces had asked him he would never have allowed them to impose such a lockdown. He said he failed to understand that why a vendor in Larkana was not allowed to run his business.
The prime minister said that once people got confidence that their money would be spent in the right place then they did not hesitate from giving charity. Without providing resources for the daily wagers, lockdown should not have been imposed, he said. He said there was a deep contrast between the circumstances of Europe and Pakistan.
“34 percent of the people are either hungry or diving into poverty. Service sector is totally ruined amid this situation,” he said congratulating PM’s aide on poverty Sania Nishter for successfully running Ehsaas cash program.
He said he was initially criticised for speaking against lockdown, however later they realised that it would not work for longer.