Role of media very important in fighting coronavirus in Pakistan: DG ISPR


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03 Apr, 2020 9:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Lauding the positive role of media during lockdown, DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar has lauded the positive role of media to tackle coronavirus pandemic.

Giving a media briefing along with Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan, the DG ISPR said Pakistan Armed Forces are utilizing their all resources in fight against this disease.

Maj Gen Babar paid tributes to valiant doctors, paramedics, security forces and law enforcing agencies who are confronting this disease at the frontline. “We need media’s complete cooperation and support to win this war against coronavirus,” he added.

“I want to thank our doctors, nurses and paramedical staff fighting on the frontline. The nation has to come together to curb the spread of the coronavirus and it has done so since February 26. Pakistan army is present in every nook and corner of this country and facilitating all provincial governments in every aspect,” he said.

On the occasion, the special assistant said that the federal and provincial governments are working together to protect the nation against the pandemic of COVID-19.

She also said National Command and Control Centre for COVID-19 will act as a nerve centre against the pandemic.

Firdous Ashiq Awan said that PM has decided that information ministry, along with the DG ISPR, will coordinate and brief media on the coronavirus situation.

“We will develop a strategy to coordinate with the media. It is our priority to keep people safe from coronavirus,” she said. She added PM has ordered to take strict action against hoarders.


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