ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said that the Country cannot afford a complete lockdown due to our economic situation and rather the government has opted the policy of smart lockdown to protect the daily wagers and labourers from the impacts of Coronavirus.
While addressing a News Conference in Islamabad on Friday, the minister said that the government will take along all the federating units to address the situation arising out of Coronavirus.
The information minister said that there is now greater realization including in Sindh of striking a balance in the lockdown and the economic activity.
Shibli Faraz said that the nation is faced with an unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 and a collective response is required to meet it.
The minister expressed the commitment to transform the Information Ministry as per the modern requirements. He said that our plan is to enhance its outreach to the protection of the national interests and image of the Country.
Responding to a question, he said that a mechanism is being evolved to ensure the salary protection of media workers.