Karachi: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) announced that it has distributed free ration among the poor fishermen community at various coastal regions of the country.
According to the Pakistan Coast Guards spokesperson stated, “So far 284 boats and 4,256 fishermen have been screened.”
PCG has deployed 20 boats and 600 soldiers to curb the spread of coronavirus, the spokesperson added.
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar reiterated his appeal to the people, to step forth and help out in whatever way to take care of the poor during these extremely tough circumstances.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced the establishment of ‘corona relief youth tiger force’ comprising of young volunteers to help the government provide help to deserving people in Pakistan.
The volunteers will also assist police and local administration in implementing lockdown and would also identify hoarders and those hiking commodity prices.
Countries around the world have highlighted the significant need of volunteers to assist authorities in tackling the crisis. In United Kingdom alone, around 20,000 former NHS staff have returned to work to help the fight against coronavirus. In United States, more than 9,000 retired soldiers have responded to the U.S. Army’s call for retired medical personnel to assist with the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.