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No lockdown after Eid: Sh Rashid

May 27, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Sunday predicted that there would be no lockdown after Eidul Fitr and said Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were being followed in true spirit to cope with the pandemic.

After offering Eid prayers at Liaquat Bagh, the federal minister while talking to the media said there was nothing to fear from the coronavirus adding that the Pakistan Railways would operate more trains soon to facilitate the commuters. Referring to the precautionary measures against the coronavirus, Rashid said trains had already been disinfected and briefing to the staff members regarding the issued SOPs had also been given. “However, we are ready to take up our duties," he maintained. Sheikh Rashid said Prime Minister Imran Khan had fulfilled his promise by publicizing the forensic report prepared by sugar inquiry commission.

He further said after sugar inquiry, those involved in creating artificial shortage of wheat crisis would be taken to the task. The minister said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will sweep both the sides including the government and opposition after Eid. Sheikh Rashid expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in plane crash. He made it clear that the transparent inquiry into the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash incident will be completed in three months.