Chaudhry Ahsan Premee
Associated Press Service (APS)
ISLAMABAD: March 27, 2020- The Prime Minister said total lockdown is not feasible keeping in view the condition of poor people in the country.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed optimism that war against Coronavirus will be won with united resolve of the nation.
Talking to media persons after chairing the meeting of National Coordination Committee in Islamabad on Friday, he said incremental response is essential because of peculiar circumstances of Pakistan.
He said today all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan collectively decided that there will be no inter-province restriction on transportation of goods.
The Prime Minister said total lockdown is not feasible keeping in view the condition of poor people in the country.
The Prime Minister announced to form a youth force of volunteers dubbed Corona Relief Tigers Force. He said its members will be recruited through PM Office portal and registration will start from 31st of this month.
Similarly, industry allied with edible items will also be free from any kind of restriction. However, passenger traffic will remain off the roads.
The Prime Minister also announced establishment of a fund for Coronavirus.
Imran Khan said he will open an account in the State Bank of Pakistan next week where donations from overseas Pakistanis will be collected to steer the country out of economic crisis.