Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister of Health and Finance Taimur Jhagra declared on Thursday that the province will release 121 pilgrims who have returned from the Pakistan-Iranian border at Taftan after testing negative for the coronavirus.
The minister said in a tweet from his official Twitter account that these pilgrims will be released after they’ve completed quarantine period and tested negative.
“As we battle the virus, there will be many low moments, but we must celebrate the successes along the way, and this is as big as they come,” Jhagra tweeted.
The minister said in another tweet that most of those pilgrims were from Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad. Despite this, he said, the KP government behaved in the interest of the people and did not abandon them.
“Because once here transporting them back would have exposed many other people across Pakistan to risk,” he added.