Half a million join ‘Corona Relief Tiger Force’
Usman Dar urges people to follow the official govt site for registration
ISLAMABAD: The government’s point-man on youth affairs on Saturday said so far more than half a million people have registered for the Prime Minister’s ‘Corona Relief Tiger Force,’ calling it an unprecedented response from the public.
The Corona Relief Tiger Force, announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, started registering above 18 people at the Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP) late Tuesday night (March 31) to hire the volunteer services of citizens to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
“Since the launching of the Tiger Force, over 567,000 volunteers have been registered online which shows that the youth has responded to the PM’s call positively,” Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar was quoted as saying in a press release.
The PM’s aide appreciated the passion of youth and thanked them for showing keenness in assisting the government at such a testing time. “That is the spirit, we required from our youth to avert the prevailing crisis,” he said.
Usman urged the people to register themselves only at the PCP for joining the Corona Relief Tiger Force and warned against all other sources and platforms which had been offering such services.
According to the details shared by an official in the PM’s Office, so far some 383,240 people had signed up for the voluntary service from Punjab, 85,889 from Sindh, 74,419 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and 8,763 from the federal capital. More than 14,000 people from other areas, including Balochistan, Gilgit- Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have joined the force, he added. APP