Armed forces geared to meet any eventuality arising from coronavirus outbreak: ISPR
Statesman Report
RAWALPINDI: The military’s wing on Tuesday said the armed forces of the country are geared to meet any eventuality arising from the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
A statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) added that “all medical facilities of the armed forces are operationalised” and COVID-19 testing labs have established at all major military hospitals of the country.
A central testing lab has also been established at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP).
The ISPR added that Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has “directed all commanders to take maximum necessary measures to assist civil administration for safety and well being of the people of Pakistan”.
“Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully involved in assisting the government and provincial administrations to tackle the situation since the outbreak and duly vigilant of the developing situation post-COVID-19,” further said ISPR.
Action plan
On March 13, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) to cobble a unified approach to contain the outbreak.
The huddle was attended by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed provincial chief ministers, top advisors and cabinet members.