140m assisted through Ehsaas Emergency Cash amid pandemic, Senate told | Pakistan Today

140m assisted through Ehsaas Emergency Cash amid pandemic, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: The upper house of the Parliament was informed that 140 million persons have been assisted financially through Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme during the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Replying to a question during the question hour on Friday, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said that the government did not gain any political mileage for providing this historic relief in the pandemic. He said that the distribution of cash was carried out without any political bias.
He said that Pakistan has curtailed the spread of Covid-19 due to prudent policies of the government and blessing of Allah. Ali Muhammad Khan said the world has acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts to overcome the pandemic. He lauded the services rendered by doctors and paramedics during the fight against coronavirus. The minister said the government is making all-out efforts to maintain the standard of laboratories.
Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood told the House that prime minister has directed to make students aware of life of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). He said that in this regard out of nine, three Seerat chairs have been established in the different public sector universities.
Responding to a question, Minister for Communication Murad Saeed said that two service areas have been constructed on Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway. He said that service area Tandlianwaala is functional while Muridwala service area will be made functional by this month.