Sizeable portion of population in Pakistan forced to seek financial help during virus lockdown, claims report


Photo: File KARACHI: A sizeable portion of the population in Pakistan felt the impact of the coronavirus lockdown that forced them to ask for help to overcome financial problems besides confronting shortages of basic edible commodities, a Gallup survey has found, The News reported. According to the survey, 51% of Pakistanis were optimistic about the relations between major world powers and Pakistan after the COVID-19 crisis, ranking 6th out of 17 countries regarding hopefulness.