There has been a decline in the COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, as revealed by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz.
While addressing a presser to brief on cabinet meeting chaired by the PM Khan he said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan devised a strategy to cope up with the COVID-19 situation keeping in view the country’s ground realities.”
He said that the strategy has turned out to be successful, adding that Pakistan now remains less affected by COVID-19 in comparison to any other country globally.
He appreciated the role played by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) saying that Pakistan developed the infrastructure to deal with COVID-19 effectively on an emergency basis. The number of testing labs has been improved to 129 from just 2 at the time when the pandemic hit Pakistan.
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Shibli Faraz revealed that after Eid ul Fitr there was a surge in virus cases. If precautionary measures were not taken, it could have led to another rising trend post-Eid ul Adha.
Now, PM Khan has also decided to celebrate Eid ul Adha at home. He has asked people to stay at home and do not indulge in an unnecessary outing. The advisor to PM on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh lauded the PM. He said that despite suffering from financial losses, the government has been able to present a tax-free budget.