ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said Pakistan was amongst the fortunate countries where COVID-19 cases in hospitals especially in intensive care and the death rate had gone down, unlike in our unfortunate neighbor India.
In a tweet on Friday, he said the positive trend has been the result of our smart lockdown policy and the nation observing government’s standard operating procedure.
The prime minister urged the nation to continue observing SOPs to sustain this positive trend. He said Eid-ul-Adha must be celebrated with simplicity so as not to repeat what happened last Eid when SOPs were ignored and our hospitals choked.
Prime Minister Imran ordered strict implementation of government’s SOPs.
Earlier while talking to Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to take all administrative measures in order to strictly implement standard operating procedure on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha to prevent spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
They also exchanged views on arrangements to ensure law and order during Moharram.
The Prime Minister advised to formulate SOPs and their implementation to ensure law and order during Moharram.
The Interior Minister briefed the Prime Minister about his visits to Lahore and Peshawar and his upcoming tours to Quetta and Karachi to review implementation of SOPs regarding Covid-19.
Imran Khan appreciated the steps being taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.