KARACHI, Pakistan

As the country remains under a lockdown to battle a daunting coronavirus outbreak, local charities are playing a role to stem the economic burden on the low-income groups providing them rations and medical assistance.=

A grinding economic slowdown, a direct result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, has particularly hit nearly 25% of the country’s over 200 million population, which lives below poverty line.

Al-Khidmat Foundation, Pakistan’s one of the largest charity organizations, is distributing ration, enough for 15 days, among the families in the low-income areas, in addition to soaps, sanitizers, and face masks across the country.

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