KP releases Rs500m for purchase of essential equipment, allied items to fight coronavirus
PESHAWAR: Adviser to Chief Minister Ajmal Wazir has announced the release of 500 million rupees on behalf of CM for purchase of essential equipment and other allied items to fight coronavirus.
Briefing media, in a hurriedly called press conference at Itlah cell of information Department at Civil Secretariat here, Ajmal Wazir said that coronavirus is an international issue and all the needed steps have been taken to tackle the virus.
He said the provincial cabinet had taken a number of steps to urgently procure required items to counter coronavirus.
CM’s adviser assured implementation of all the decisions taken by provincial cabinet against coronavirus in the province advising people not to be scared and panicked.
Highlighting the efforts of government against coronavirus, Ajmal Wazir reminded that prevention is the best cure to knock down this pandemic. He said that continuous screening is underway at Pak-Afghan border.
He said district administrations have been empowered to take measures and the CM is leading a special task force to counter coronavirus in the province. He said that screening of Chinese living in KP has been completed and even those working with Chinese have also been checked. – APP