ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken strict notice of the violations of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and directed the provinces to ensure their compliance, the Minister for Interior Ijaz Shah told media.
In his media briefing at the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) in Islamabad on Friday, the interior minister appealed to the people to strictly follow the SOPs in order to stifle the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The minister said that the action has been taken against those not following the precautionary measures but stressed that the government and law enforcement agencies alone cannot control the situation until and unless the people extend their cooperation.
Ijaz Shah said that we can rid the Country of the disease with collective efforts and unity.
احتیاطی تدابیر کورونا کا واحد علاج ہے
قوم سے اپیل ہے کہ ایس او پیز پر عملدرآمد یقینی بنائیں
وزیراعظم نے صوبوں پر واضح کیا ہے کہ حفاظتی تدابیر پر عملدرآمد کرائیں
عوام کے تعاون کے بغیر کورونا پر قابو نہیں پایا جا سکتا
وزیر داخلہ اعجاز شاہ کی این سی او سی میں میڈیا بریفنگ pic.twitter.com/sjDBx8uJEd
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) June 12, 2020
Meanwhile addressing the media in Islamabad today, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said that it is impossible to stop the spread of the virus without following the precautionary measures issued by the government.
Dr. Zafar Mirza told media that the federal government has prepared a comprehensive support package for frontline health workers fighting COVID-19.
The Special Assistant said that the package consists of seven points including financial support, security, training, care, healthcare, private health supports, and recognition at the national level.
Zafar Mirza said that the package has been prepared after a week-long consultation with health experts from all over the Country. He said that the federal and provincial governments will be responsible at their level to implement the package.