Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed during a live ‘Ehsaas Telethon’ that the government was utilizing the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) technology for detecting coronavirus patients in Pakistan.
Imran Khan said during a live program held to collect funds to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus induced lockdown. He appealed to overseas Pakistanis for donations to Coronavirus relief fund.
The massive fund raising program was arranged by the government and private TV channels to collect funds for helping the marginalized segments of society amid the economic crisis spawned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cricketers, singers, actors, businessmen, overseas Pakistanis and several others called during the telethon while the Prime minister continued responding to queries of journalists and callers.
Prime minister said that tracking and testing of coronavirus patients is the only way to reopen businesses. No single government can battle the pandemic. He urged the entire nation to join hands to fight the virus keeping in mind the “difficult economic times ahead.
He added that the country will have to move towards a smart lockdown as a balance needs to be struck between keeping people safe and ensuring the coronavirus does not spread.
The prime minister recalled his conversation with the US president. “I spoke to Trump. Even he is concerned at the economy collapsing, despite their resources. Everyone agrees it is unsustainable. Every country will have to adjust according to its conditions.
The government was able to collect Rs550 million at the end of the marathon session. Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced that the overall balance in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19 amounted to Rs2.765 billion.