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View Poll Results: Is the establishment of the Corona Tigers Relief Force a good idea?

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  • No, will not have any effect

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    Is the establishment of the Corona Tigers Relief Force a good idea?

    On the face of it - nice name with some history to it - but will it just be eye-candy and not deliver anything useful? Or is it a good idea to galvanize the nation towards a good goal?
    Last edited by Saj; 30th March 2020 at 22:41.


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    If its organised and funded then it will make a difference. We know the country has to come together because the mafia have used this terrible virus to blackmail the govt. Tbh , I would have been more surprised if they hadn't because these badniyaat are getting more and more desperate by the day and hoping for people to die is there politics.

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    no its not a good idea and it will not make a difference.
    Army is already out, police is already out. They are human as well. We need to think about their health as well. If the public do not want to protect themselves, then no one can protect them. They will find a way to come out. Look at the pictures of Imtiaz market islamabad on friday how many people were there, infect its on everyday story.
    Only general public can make a difference if they stay inside and stop socializing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanisgreat View Post
    no its not a good idea and it will not make a difference.
    Army is already out, police is already out. They are human as well. We need to think about their health as well. If the public do not want to protect themselves, then no one can protect them. They will find a way to come out. Look at the pictures of Imtiaz market islamabad on friday how many people were there, infect its on everyday story.
    Only general public can make a difference if they stay inside and stop socializing.
    My understanding is that they will be the eyes and ears of their own communities so that most vulnerable are not left to starve. They will be in addition to and not replace the role of the army and police.

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    Given its objectives, its a brilliant way to galvanize the young population of Pakistan.


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    Wonderful idea !


    Alone we are Pathan, Punjabi, Sindhi and Balochi...together we are Pakistan

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    Hope its not a gimmick and people actually serve the masses.


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    Sounds similar to a cammunist dream land with obsession for young people but ok

    I am not fond of this idea tbh
    How will we insure that this funding is going to the right people?
    Why can't we give this money to the counselor who knows the actual people instead of some random young guy

    Can we use internet or telephone where people call in and than maybe these guys go in check the financial situation and than bring the food in
    This could work I guess

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    More than 400,000 people register for PM's relief force, says Usman Dar

    More than 400,000 people have registered to join the prime minister's Corona Relief Tigers' (CRT) force in just two days, PTI leader Usman Dar has said.

    He added that more than 9,000 women had registered for the force from across the country.

    Provincial breakdown of the number of volunteers who registered for CRT is as follows:

    Punjab: 276,000

    Sindh: 62,839

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 52,171

    Balochistan: 3,013

    Islamabad: 6,408

    Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 4,173

    Gilgit-Baltistan: 1,549


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    The number of feel good stories coming out of this are great - if nothing else great for the morale of the nation.


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    What is the mandate, objectives, goals of this force?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    The number of feel good stories coming out of this are great - if nothing else great for the morale of the nation.
    Printed shirts for them, no masks for health workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockbound View Post
    Printed shirts for them, no masks for health workers.



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    The government will distribute the relief money from tomorrow among lower-income people who have been hit by financial crisis due to the ongoing lockdown, Prime Minister Imran Khan told the media on Wednesday.

    The premier said that a sum of Rs12,000 will be distributed among 12 million families from 17,000 different points. He insisted that the programme was free of any political influence as the data was collected digitally.

    "There is no question of any political affiliation in this fund," he declared, adding that he wanted everyone to take part in the relief programme initiated by the government and register with the Corona Tigers Relief Force. He said that the government "needed your (public's) money and manpower" as it was low on resources and had to cater to a large population.

    Dr Sania Nishtar, the head of the Ehsaas Programme, told the media that the National Identity Card numbers being sent to the government through text messages on 8171, had passed through several stages so that the government can be sure that they qualify for the programme.

    She explained that only one member of a family will receive a message even if multiple members of the family had sent their NIC numbers. The data, Nishtar said, was being cross-checked with the information in Nadra's database.

    She added that those families, whose heads had passed away but their death had not been registered, could call on the 0800-26477 helpline to get assistance.

    Prime Minister Imran informed the media that the volunteers of Corona Tigers Relief Force had been instructed to help people who had not been able to send their NIC numbers to register for the emergency cash fund.

    The premier also expressed his sorrow over the doctors' protest in Quetta over the lack of facilities being provided to healthcare professionals.

    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal also briefed the media on the medical equipment being bought from other countries — mostly China — and how the supplies had been distributed among provinces and federal territories. NDMA has started distributing ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies to hospitals in different provinces.

    He said that the body had delivered medical supplies for 18,000 medical professionals in Punjab, where the calculated demand was for 6,000 people. Similarly in Sindh, supplies for 15,000 medical professionals had been delivered, where the calculated demand was for 9,000 people.

    In Balochistan, the calculated demand was for 2,000 medical professionals but supplies for 8,000 people were delivered.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had demanded 900,000 PPEs in written, Lt Gen Afzal told the premier. NDMA had earlier delivered 10,000 PPEs. Other federal territories were also being provided with PPEs and other supplies.

    Up to 100,000 additional testing kits will also be flown in soon, he said, adding that as of now 22 testing labs were operating in Pakistan.

    Lt Gen Afzal said that normal masks are recommended for the general public, while surgical masks should be worn by anyone working in a hospital. N-95 masks, he said, were recommended for healthcare staff working in intensive care units.

    The NDMA chief said that there was a shortage of technicians, but an advertisement had been given out and applications from all over the country were being received.

    Prime Minister Imran once again urged the nation to continue practicing social distancing, warning that failure to do so would lead the infection to spread at a faster rate and burden the healthcare system. He repeated that Pakistan cannot afford a complete lockdown, which was imposed in China or European countries and asked people to take precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus.

    "No government can go in streets to tell people to stay indoors, police cannot beat or imprison people for going out. You have to take care of yourselves for your own sake," he said.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1547498/re...-says-pm-imran


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    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed the petition filed against the formation of the Prime Minister's Corona Relief Tiger Force – which was introduced by PM Imran to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus in the country by engaging the youth in relief work.

    IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the petition filed by the chairman of the Union Council of Rawat and other local representatives.

    The petitioner’s lawyer advocated that relief operations should be conducted through elected local representatives instead of involving the Corona Relief Tiger Force in the process.

    Read more: Latest updates on coronavirus

    Dismissing the petition, the IHC judge stated that the court should not be dragged into political matters, however, the applicant must refer to the Metropolitan’s Forum in this regard.

    Overseas Tigers

    Last week, prime minister’s special Assistants on Overseas Pakistanis and Youth Affairs, Zulfi Bukhari and Usman Dar agreed to include the Pakistani diaspora in the relief force.

    The 'Overseas Tigers', as they were dubbed, would ensure that rations are distributed properly with the help of generous people, Bukhari said. The 'Overseas Tigers' would also collect funds from well-known individuals and munificent people, he added.

    "These funds will be used to provide rations to Pakistanis stranded anywhere in the world," the special assistant added, noting that the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the PM's 'Corona Relief Tiger Force' would set up a joint portal for registration.

    "Responsibilities will be assigned a few days after registration process," Bukhari explained, adding that a new website was being started from Monday for this purpose.

    "The overseas Pakistanis will [also] be able to donate to the PM's Corona Relief Fund through the new website," he explained, noting that fighting the novel coronavirus was a huge task for PM Imran and his government.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/282593-ihc...ef-tiger-force


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    Edhi Foundation donates Rs10m to PM's Corona Relief Fund

    Chairman of the Edhi Foundation Faisal Edhi met Prime Minister Imran Khan and presented a Rs10 million cheque for the Prime Minister's Corona Relief Fund.



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    where is this imaginary force? when will the do any major contributions, when the pandemic and lock down is over?

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    This will only be as good as the people who are recruited.

    Recruit idiots and this will go horribly wrong.



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    Last edited by MenInG; 17th April 2020 at 13:27.


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    Telenor CEO Irfan Wahab Khan presented a Rs50 million cheque to Prime Minister Imran Khan as a donation for the premier's Coronavirus Relief Fund.

    According to a press release issue by Telenor, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari and Senator Faisal Javed were also present at the occasion.


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