ISLAMABAD: A meeting chaired by Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in Islamabad on Tuesday discussed measures to smoothen the funding for accelerating the work on relief measures amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar gave a briefing on the availability of funds that can be utilized for the provision of relief to the people.

The Chairman NDMA and CEO National Disaster Risk Management Fund shared their strategies for procurement of medicine and other relief equipment for timely and effective measures against the pandemic.

The Adviser directed Secretary Finance to make use of the best of his judgment to eliminate any procedural hurdles that are in the way of provision of funds for the relief measures for the people while ensuring transparency and simplicity of the process.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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