KP relaxes ban on handcarts, tandoors, says Ajmal Wazir
PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations, Ajmal Khan Wazir said the provincial government had lifted ban on handcarts and tandoors after 4 p.m. while keeping in view the difficulties faced by the fasting people.
He said all difficult decisions were being taken for the protection and benefit of people.
He expressed these views while briefing the media on the Corona situation at the Information Media Cell, Civil Secretariat here Monday.
The advisor said that 71 new cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last 24 hours. The total number of corona patients had reached 1864, while 5 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 98.
Ajmal Wazir said in last 24 hours 30 corona patients had recovered, bringing the total number of patients who had beaten corona to 515.
The advisor elaborated on the government's measures to deal with the coronavirus saying that protective equipment had been sent for the medical staff of 49 hospitals across the province to deal with the coronavirus.
He said the government was providing all the necessary equipment to the medical staff on priority basis. Appreciating the services of doctors and other medical personnel in the current situation, Ajmal Wazir said doctors and other medical personnel were our heroes and their safety was the top priority of the government.
Regarding the Ehsas Emergency Cash Programme in the tribal districts, he said the data of North and South Waziristan had been completed and now cash was being provided to the deserving people there.
Ajmal Wazir said under Ehsas Emergency Cash Programme, the cash flow from the provincial government would also start soon, adding a sum of Rs. 6,000 would also be provided by the provincial government for three months.
The advisor further said ulema were on same page with the government against Corona. The ulema agree with all the precautionary measures taken by the medical experts including social distance.
Ajmal Wazir said he would soon brief the media with the committee comprising the ulema. The Information Adviser said that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan himself was on the frontline and monitoring all the arrangements and was being briefed by all the concerned departments on the current situation on daily basis.
He said the cure for this disease was only and only caution, therefore, the public was requested to stay at home and avoid going out. If it was very important to go out, then take all precautions, including social distance and wearing a mask. - APP