EUROPEAN UNION TO PROVIDE AID OF WORTH 150 MILLION EUROS TO COMBAT COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN

Islamabad: The Federal Minister for Interior Brig(R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah met with the Ambassador of European Union Miss Androulla Kaminara along with Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan, Mr. Wouter Plomp and Czech Republic’s Ambassador Mr. Tomas Smentanka at the Ministry of Interior.

Matters of mutual interest were brought under discussion, on exchanging views about the pandemic, the European Union Ambassador offered aid of worth 150 Million Euros to assist Pakistan in combating this novel Corona virus. We would like to provide relief to the ones who are suffering in this hard time, she said.

The Federal Minister for Interior welcomed the offer and said it will be of great significance for masses who are unable to sustain living during this crisis situation.

In response to the point raised about expediting the process, the Federal Minister responded that the government has already issued instructions to facilitate the execution of relief projects. Ministry of Interior had issued orders earlier saying that the requirement of NOC wasn’t mandatory and organizations could work in direct assistance with NDMA and PDMA countrywide.

The Ambassador welcomed the systematic way of providing relief to the public.

The meeting concluded with the Ambassador thanking for cooperation over previous projects with the Ministry of Interior that were successfully completed bearing fruitful results and with a hope that relief projects can be executed soon.

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