Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said 36.25 lakh poor families will get financial assistance as gift from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
He said this at a regular press conference on contemporary issues at his official residence in the capital.Quader said the government has already taken different initiatives to ensure financial security of the distressed and vulnerable people who became jobless in the wake of coronavirus outbreak and due to lockdown.
In the continuation of that, 1.25 crore families which have fallen in trouble due to lockdown will get food aid, he added.
“Extend humanitarian assistances to the distressed and helpless people during the holy Ramadan, the month of sacrifice, generosity and sharing,” he urged the affluent people.
“Coronavirus doesn’t know political party. During this period, there should be no politics of blaming and making blind criticisms. We all should remain cautious at our highest level and maintain health guidelines to check the spread of the virus,” he said.