World never faced a great challenge like corona after World War II: FM
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the world had never faced sucha a great challenge like coronavirus after World War II. While giving a message to overseas Pakistanis, the minister said that the catastrophic disaster has engulfed the entire world. “The whole nation is struggling with disaster courgeously,” he added. FM Qureshi has said overseas Pakistanis who have always significantly contributed to the national economy will not be left alone in this difficult hour. He said the government is fully cognizant of the problems of overseas Pakistanis including those stranded in different countries. “So far 1600 stranded Pakistanis have been brought back whilst 36000 to 40,000 are still awaiting the return to the homeland,” he maintained. He said that Pakistani consulates abroad are extending every possible assistance to the stranded nationals, adding that all resources are being used to provide them accommodation, food and meet their other needs. The foreign minister said that PM Imran Khan has constituted a committee led by FM Qureshi to ensure an organized and careful repatriation Pakistanis stranded in abroad. The committee comprises Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division (SAPM) Moeed Yusuf, representatives of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Institute of Health (NIH) have been included in the committee. On the other hand, the Punjab government established the Chief Minister's Fund for Corona Control and issued a notification to deduct the salaries of the government employees’ from one to two days.