The Punjab government has announced financial assistance to the artists who are facing financial difficulties due to the lockdown.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar approved a package of financial assistance for deserving artists under which financial assistance of Rs. 15,000 to 20,000 would be given to deserving artists.
In the direction of the Punjab Chief Minister, the Provincial Department of Information and Culture also prepared a package of financial assistance for these deserving artists.
According to Sardar Usman Buzdar, the Punjab government will provide financial assistance to 3,000 artists.
He said that the PTI government is fully aware of the plight of the artists and that is why the government is active in helping the artists who are facing financial difficulties like other sections due to the lockdown.
He further said that deserving artists would be supported in a very transparent manner and the government would not leave them financially distressed artists alone at such a time.
According to the Punjab Chief Minister, the artists will be categorized and given financial assistance as soon as possible. Financial assistance is not a favor but the right of these artists.
It may be recalled that a partial lockdown was announced in Punjab on March 23 due to coronavirus, since then the number of coronavirus cases in the province has been steadily increasing.
The global coronavirus, which has spread to more than 185 countries around the world, has so far infected more than 3.5 million people and killed 2.5 Lac.
The virus is also affecting hundreds of people in Pakistan every day and causing many deaths.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country has reached 21838 so far while 505 people have died from this epidemic.
The government has taken various measures to control the epidemic, including partial lockdowns and other restrictions to prevent people from interacting with each other and prevent the spread of the virus.
However, a large number of people in the country have so far been infected with the virus and a large number of these cases have been transmitted locally.