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March 28, 2020

Pak Army playing vital role in fight against coronavirus

Peshawar

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March 28, 2020

SARGODHA: Commissioner Dr Farah Masood Friday said that the Pak Army was playing a vital role in fight against coronavirus and all the administrative institutions were supporting it to defeat the pandemic.

She stated this while addressing a meeting of the Divisional Command and Control Committee here. Brigadier Ahsan, Brigadier Zafar, RPO Afzaal Kausar, ADC Shahbaz Hussain Naqvi, DCs and DPOs of four districts and others participated in the meeting through a video link.

She said that all the arrangements had completed regarding isolation ward and quarantine in the division. There was no shortage of food items and practical steps had been initiated by completing all arrangements to provide ration at homes to daily wagers and at quarantine centres, she added.

Brigadier Ahsan emphasised the need to set up committees at the division, districts, tehsils and local levels to raise awareness about lockdown and coronavirus. He also emphasised the need to ensure 100 percent screening of people coming from abroad as well as the implementation on Section 144. Proposal to deploy the Rangers with Police in the city was also under considering, he added.

RPO Afzaal Kausar giving briefing to the meeting said that monitoring had been tightened at inter-district boundaries. The passengers vehicles were not allow to enter, except freight transport vehicles. He told that on the violation of Section 144, FIRs were being registered on daily basis in all four districts and so far dozens of FIRs had been registered against the violators, he added.

During the meeting, the deputy commissioners of all the four districts gave a briefing on the measures taken in connection with the coronavirus awareness campaign.