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On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a multi-billion-rupee relief package for the low-income segments of society in order to limit the adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the country’s economy.
The package was approved in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Khan at the Prime Minister Office.
According to sources, under the package the monthly stipend of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has been augmented from Rs2,000 to Rs3,000.
The meeting was attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Adviser to the PM on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh, Adviser to the PM on Textile and Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and chairpersons of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA).