China has given $ 4 million to Pakistan, along with medical face masks and respirators, Economic Minister Hammad Azhar reported Thursday.
In a post on Twitter, Azhar expressed his gratitude to China, saying that the ally had “helped $ 4 million with 300,000 medical masks, 10 fans, and other equipment.”
He also said emergency funds worth Rs7.5 billion from the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) – backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) – would be available to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
In addition to the resources made available through the Finance Department for immediate use of the Authority. Revocations of foreign-funded projects are also transferred here, ‘wrote the federal minister.
Azhar said his division is completing a $ 600 million “emergency package” to deal with the outbreak of the country. “It includes redistributions and new financing. This is in addition to available local resources, “he said. The number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan reached 384 on Thursday after new cases were reported in Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan. A day earlier, the first two deaths of Pakistan were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.