Pakistan proposes SAARC health ministers video conference on Coronavirus

Pakistan proposes SAARC health
Pakistan proposes SAARC health ministers video conference on Coronavirus threat.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi floated this idea in a telephonic conversation with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Tandi Dorji on Thursday.
He emphasized on a joint strategy at regional level to effectively deal with coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan proposes SAARC health
He said Pakistan desires for holding a video conference of SAARC health ministers for a comprehensive consultation on the issue among the regional countries.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has suggested for restructuring of the loans of developing countries as they have to face economic difficulties while confronting the global challenge of coronavirus.
The Bhutanese Foreign Minister endorsed Pakistan’s proposal of holding a video conference of the SAARC health ministers. He also lauded Pakistan’s efforts for restructuring of the loans of developing countries.
Both the Foreign Ministers emphasized that SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund should be established under the leadership of SAARC Secretary General keeping in view the global challenge of the pandemic, and rules and regulations about the fund should be immediately formulated through mutual consultation.
They also decided to stay in contact on the issue.
Earlier, Pakistan confirmed 1102 cases of Coronavirus.
The total confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the country have risen to 1102.

According to latest statistics, these included 417 in Sindh and  323 in Punjab.

Coronavirus has infected 131 in Balochistan and 121 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Gilgit-Baltistan reported 84 confirmed cases while 25 cases confirmed in  Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.
 117 in Balochistan, 81 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 80 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
At least 20 Coronavirus confirmed cases reported in  Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.
Twenty-one patients have recovered so far while eight died from the virus.
Five patients are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran also welcomed opposition input to deal with challenge of Coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said, while addressing a meeting of the parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly and Senate in Islamabad via video link.
He said the government will welcome any input from the opposition to face the challenge of Coronavirus.
He urged political parties to come forward and join forces with the government to reassess the situation.
The Prime Minister said at the moment, he believes that we should not go for a complete lockdown.

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