Easing of lockdown to be decided after seeking inputs from provinces on April 14: Imran
QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said decision about easing the countrywide lockdown would be taken after seeking inputs from all the provinces on April 14.
Talking to members of Balochistan’s Provincial Cabinet and Parliamentarians in Quetta on Thursday evening, he said the federal and provincial governments were working in cohesion to cope with the situation arising out of Covid-19.
The prime minister said that National Command and Control Center was minutely observing the Coronavirus situation across the country.
Imran Khan expressed the fear that hospitals would face immense pressure due to likely surge in Corona cases by the end of this month. He urged the nation to demonstrate unity to mitigate adverse impacts of Coronavirus.
Separately, while chairing the meeting of Sub Committee formed to resolve the issues related to Tableeghi Jamaat, zaireen and bringing back Pakistanis stranded in different countries in Islamabad, Minister of State for States and Frontier Region Shehryar Khan Afridi said that the government was well aware about the problems being faced by the zaireen and Tableeghi Jamaat and striving to resolve them.
He said that spread of corona virus pandemic should not be attributed to any particular religious sect or group of people.
The minister said that steps were being taken to bring back Pakistanis stuck in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and other countries to homeland as it was the prime priority of the government.