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FM Qureshi visits Emergency Crisis Management Unit at FO

FM Qureshi visits Emergency Crisis Management Unit at FO
April 28, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday visited Emergency Crisis Management Unit at the Foreign Office (FO) in Islamabad on Tuesday. During a sudden visit, the minister said that the government is utilizing all possible resources to bring back stranded Pakistanis to home in phased manner. FM Qureshi said the government is fully aware of the pains and difficulties of overseas Pakistanis, who wish to return to their home country. The minister was briefed that so far 11,529 stranded Pakistanis have been brought back, while 62,709 registered citizens are waiting for their repatriation from abroad. On the other hand, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the country jumped to 14,079 on Monday. According to the National Command and Operation Center, there are 5,640 cases in Punjab, 4,956 in Sindh, 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 853 in Balochistan, 320 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 261 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 65 in Azad Kashmir. As many as 3,233 patients have so far recovered while the death toll from the virus stands at 301 with 16 new deaths and 751 new cases reported during the last 24 hours. On the other hand, 157,223 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic, with 6,417 conducted during the last 24 hours. Local transmission is 79 per cent and foreign travel 21 per cent.