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National Coordination Committee to decide today whether to ease lockdown or not

National Coordination Committee to decide

National Coordination Committee to decide today whether to ease lockdown or not.

Information Minister Shibli Faraz discloses this while briefing the media in Islamabad on Tuesday on decisions made in the cabinet meeting.

However. federal cabinet has nodded easing of lockdown from May 9.

National Coordination Committee to decide

He said that the National Coordination Committee (NCC) would meet in Islamabad on Wednesday. They would take decision regarding relaxation in lockdown after Saturday.

He said all four chief ministers will attend the meeting to deliberate on next strategy.

The Minister said the cabinet decided to donate its one month salary to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for COVID-19.

He said the gesture has been made in view of the prevalent situation and difficulties faced by the people.

The cabinet allowed export of hand sanitizers made in the country.

Shibli Faraz said Planning Minister Asad Umar gave a comprehensive presentation to the cabinet regarding COVID-19 situation in the country.

He said relaxation in lockdown will still require that people take precautions.

Furthermore, the PM said war against corona pandemic can be won only by staying at homes.

Shibli Faraz said the Prime Minister listened to the suggestions given by various cabinet members.

He said the Prime Minister wants election process to be transparent and trusted by people.

To ensure this end, Law Ministry has been directed to prepare a report on holding of elections on transparency.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Interior to take steps to improve the situation of police stations.

The Minister said the cabinet deliberated on the issue of ban on import of goods from India, except life-saving drugs.

The Prime Minister directed to make sure that there is no violation of this ban.

The forum also accorded approval to reconstitution of National Commission for Minorities.

GTV

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