Rs 5 bn relief package for affectees of Hafeez Center

On the recent visit to Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced Rs 5 billion relief package for the affectees of Hafeez Centre fire. The terrible fire has forecasted the horrific effects on economy which requires a must tackle solution to the immediate situation. The Punjab government will provide soft loans to 207 affectees in collaboration with the Punjab Bank to help resume their businesses. The government has also launched the Punjab Rozgar Scheme to provide soft loans worth Rs 30 billion. Around Rs 1.6 billion will be given as a subsidy of mark-up. The meaningful steps will be taken to overcome Hafeez Centre fire like incidents in future and Rescue 1122 will be provided more resources. As the reintegration of affecters is a priority, thus the refurbishment process of traders will be fast-tracked.