Published On: Fri, Apr 3rd, 2020
Published in Category: Islamabad

MCI to allocate Rs1 billion for measures against coronvirus

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman’s all union councils of Islamabad have decided to approach Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz for allocation of Rs1 billion for the affected people in Islamabad.

Chairman of all 50 union council decided this during a meeting. They said the Islamabad Metropolitan has Rs3 billion in its account and they are moving a petition to the Mayor for the allocation of one billion for Corona virus affected people in the union councils.

The fund will be used to facilitate patients and their families in this hour of need, the UCs chairmen said.

They said a petition will be tabled in the upcoming meeting of MCI, hoping that the MCI chairman will give approval while keeping the current situation in Islamabad.

They said if the MCI chairman has approved the requested fund, each union council will get Rs20 million which will be enough for the next six months. The funds will be spent on the patients in corantena centre and their families to meet their medical expenses.

It is to mention here that under local government act, the MCI is responsible to take measures in case of any pandemic.

Chairman Union Council Adil Aziz Qazi said chairmen of all union council have developed consensus in this regard and the petition will soon be dispatched to the MCI chairman. He also made appeal to the government and other concern departments to support the MCI in this regard.

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