ISLAMABAD: The world is widely aknowledging Pakistan’s smart lockdown strategy in the face of Covid-19, mainly focusing balance between lives and livelihood.
In a social media post, the Prime Minister Imran Khan shared a report citing that country witnessed a steep decline from around 6,800 patients a day in mid-June to 1,209 cases during the last 24 hours.
The prime minister also expressed optimism that recently announced construction industry incentive package will provide relief to daily wagers, who suffered due to lockdown.
He said four mega projects of National Highways worth 289 billion rupees will bring development and prosperity in different parts of the country besides improving connectivity.
In an interview, German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck said his country backed Pakistan in its efforts to overcome the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and build back better for a more sustainable future.
Ambassador Bernhard said the successful bilateral development cooperation between the two countries spanned over decades.
He said the current portfolio encompassed more than 500 million euros in the areas of renewable energy and climate change, sustainable economic development and good governance.
He said the German Government had decided to upscale its support to local Pakistani governments in their fight against the pandemic. It has made available 0.5 million euros to Pakistan to promote activities, which would help mitigate the socioeconomic effects of the pandemic at a local level.
German Ambassador said Germany will also commit 6 million euros to support the Pakistani communities hosting Afghan refugees, to improve local health and education services.