The federal government is going to pay the electricity bills for small businesses across the country for the months of May, June and July. Federal Minister of Industries and Production Hammad Azhar announced this. He also announced a package for labourers laid off during the coronavirus lockdown during a Monday afternoon press conference. He said Rs75 billion has been allocated for the package.
He estimated that 3.5 million small businesses will be given relief through this package. Businesses with 5KW connections and industries with 70KW connections will not have to pay their bills for three months.