Pakistan’s Civil-Military Leadership ponders over steps to prevent Coronavirus Pandemic


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Civil-Military Leadership will dwell at length on measures to tackle the imminent threat of Coronavirus at the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting in Islamabad on Friday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Chair.

The meeting will be attended by the Provincial Chief Ministers, Federal Ministers, Chiefs of Armed Forces, and the Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), aiming at to deliberate upon to reach conclusive and result-oriented decisions in the wake of Coronavirus Pandemic.

The National Security Committee meeting has been convened amid the havoc caused by the Coronavirus which has already taken 4,984 lives across the globe while further 59,439 people yet remain infected by it.

By and large, 134,818 people across the World have so far been diagnosed with the virus since it first emerged in the Chinese Wuhan City in December 2019; though 70,395 of them were eventually recovered but enough damage has already been inflicted upon by it.

After Sindh, KPK also shuts all educational institutions amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Coronavirus has also infected 20 Pakistanis so far and created a panic that the Sindh government had to shut all provincial educational institutions till May 30.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in its Cabinet meeting held in Peshawar on Friday has also decided to shut all educational institutions across the province for 15 days. The provincial government has also imposed a ban on official ceremonies and meeting with prisoners incarcerated in various jails throughout the province.

Apart from it, the nation was too enthusiastic over witnessing the entire Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the Country for the first time, and so far almost all PSL 2020 Matches had been held with a full house but now the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also had to decide that from now onwards, the rest of the Matches at National Stadium Karachi would take place without spectators as part of the precautionary measures to avert the threat of Coronavirus.

It’s very much likely that such decisions can also be announced by the Punjab authorities.

Meanwhile talking to media in Islamabad today, the Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said that no decision regarding vacations in the federal education institutions has yet been made.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the next course of action will be devised in today’s meeting of the National Security Committee

The minister advised the masses not to succumb to panic over the virus. He said that people must maintain cleanliness and take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the Coronavirus.

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