LAHORE: Information Minister of Punjab, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan, has said that Information Department will give any media worker affected by Covid-19 Rs100,000 while in case of death the government will give one million rupees to the family of the deceased in addition to monthly pension of Rs10,000 for life.

Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that applications for availing special relief package for media can be submitted to the DGPR head office.

The minister said that a copy of applicant’s national identity card as well as office card, corona diagnostic report from any government laboratory and a letter from the concerned media house would be required along with the application.

Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar launched a special relief package for all frontline workers including media workers against Covid-19 before other provinces.

He further said that this relief package for media workers is an acknowledgement from the chief minister of the services of media workers in the fight against the coronavirus.