Government decides to open all main routes including highways
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal government has decided to open all main routes including highways across the country.
This decision was taken during the meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) core committee. The meeting of PTI core committee, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was held to review situation of the country in view of coronavirus. Meeting was briefed about steps taken by provinces to combat the deadly disease.
The PTI’s core committee also approved to re-open the food supply chain. The federal government decided to give investors relief in the construction sector. It was also decided that the volunteer force strategy to deliver relief package to deserving people across the country.
Meanwhile, immediate additional freight trains will also be run but the passenger trains will be suspended.
The core committee also reviewed measures taken to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential goods in the country.
Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar gave a detailed briefing on the adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the national economy.
Special Assistant to PM on Youth Affairs Usman Dar gave a briefing on the registration of ‘Corona Relief Tigers’ forces.
On the occasion, PM Imran Khan said he will spell out a comprehensive roadmap to deal with the pandemic. “Turbulent times such as these test leadership,” he said. He added that the decisions made in a fit of panic turn out to be incorrect.
Imran Khan said the government has decided to utilise all its resources to square up to the crisis. He also warned hoarders of action and reiterated relevant state institutions stand ready to help the public.
PM to outline road map to fight coronavirus tomorrow
The prime minister will once again take the nation into confidence on the coronavirus crisis and the measures his government has been making to curb the spread of the deadly disease tomorrow.
During the addressing to nation, the prime minister will take the nation into confidence and outline the nuts and bolts of his government’s strategy to deal with the coronavirus.