ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved export of locally manufactured personal protective equipment, including sanitizers and other things.
The cabinet granted this approval in its meeting held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
The meeting also decided that a committee comprising members from ministries of commerce, health, industrial production and science and technologies will be authorized to ban export of any particular item keeping in view domestic needs of the country.
The Federal Cabinet also emphasized on creating public awareness to strictly observe standard operating procedures issued by the government to prevent spread of Coronavirus.
It expressed satisfaction over increasing number of laboratories for Corona tests from two to one hundred. The cabinet was informed that testing capacity has been enhanced to 32,000 tests per day, which was just four hundred tests at the initial stage.
The meeting also expressed satisfaction over the working of Resource Management System for effective utilization of available resources and health facilities in the country.
The cabinet was informed on the latest situation of locust in the country and steps taken in this regard.
It appreciated the role of Pakistan Army National Disaster Management Authority, Chinese Government and other national and international organizations for the eradication of locust.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said all available resources will be provided to curb locust and emphasized on finding some out of the box solution to this problem.
The cabinet was apprised that Asian Development Bank has appreciated Pakistan’s strategy and steps taken for poverty alleviation and protecting weaker segments of society from negative impacts of Coronavirus pandemic.
Appreciating government’s decision of reducing oil prices in the country, the cabinet decided that benefits of this relief should be passed on to the masses.