COVID-19
Mahmood hints at giving incentives to frontline workers
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan on Saturday hinted at giving special incentives to employees of different departments including health workers, rescue workers, police personnel and others who fighting against the Corona pandemic on the front-lines.
In a statement issued here, the Chief Minister has said that his government is seriously considering of giving special incentives to such employees as a gesture of encouragement and support adding that the provincial government highly values the selfless services of those employees who are striving hard to save others at the risk of their own lives.
Mehmood Khan termed those employees as a real heroes in the fight against Corona and remarked that the provincial government would recognize their services and all possible support would be extended to them.
"If any of the employees gets affected by Corona in the line of duty and loses his life, the provincial government would support his/her family to maximum level”, Mahmood Khan maintained.
Dates of offices closure extended; shops closed up to April 7, institutes till May 31
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has extended the dates of closure in connection to control the spread of coronavirus, said a notification of KP Relief Rehabilitation and Settlement Department issued on Saturday.
The decision has been taken by the KP Provincial Cabinet in its meeting held the other day. The meeting has approved that all educational institutions (public and private) shall remain closed while all kinds of examinations and assessments in schools shall be postponed till May 31. The closure of institutes shall be treated as advance summer vacation.
Non-essential staff within the department shall not attend the office till April 15 and all official gatherings including seminars, sports events, cultural events and entry of visitors to jails stand banned till April 30 to avoid the spread of infection in confined places. – APP