Islamabad – DG ISPR Main Normal Babar Iftikhar whereas addressing a joint convention Thursday mentioned that Pakistan’s armed forces are cooperating with federal and provincial governments to guard the nation from COVID-19.

The web press briefing was addressed by Director Normal (DG) Inter Companies Public Relations (ISPR) Main Normal Babar Iftikhar, SAPM on NHS Dr. Zafar Mirza and SAPM on Data and Broadcasting (I&B) Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan. The web convention was broadcast from the Nationwide Command and Management Middle (NCCC) on COVID-19 in Islamabad.

Particular Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Nationwide Well being Companies (NHS) Dr. Zafar Mirza confirmed 326 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) instances within the nation on Thursday and urged the general public to observe social distancing to keep away from spreading the illness.

-Steps taken by the armed forces-

Maj Gen Iftikhar mentioned the armed forces are lively and a medical plan of motion has been devised to deal with the difficulty. The DG ISPR mentioned the armed forces are additionally supporting the civil administration at worldwide airports. 

The military spokesman lauded Radio Pakistan for creating consciousness amongst plenty concerning the drastic results of coronavirus. He added that the Pakistan Military has been “in action” from day one to manage the unfold of COVID-19.

Maj Gen Iftikhar mentioned the armed forces are deploying all assets to assist the general public along with civil establishments and introduced that measures are being taken to make the armed forces’ medical services obtainable for an “extreme emergency” scenario.

He mentioned load administration of sufferers is happening and solely elective surgical procedures are being carried out on the services in order that they can be utilized throughout emergencies.

DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar added that Pakistan Military scientists are researching and manufacturing private safety gear, face masks, and hand sanitizers.

He additionally mentioned Rangers personnel are aiding civil administrations with the safety and administration of varied quarantine camps arrange throughout the nation.

– Well being determine updates –

Giving the most recent updates on COVID-19 Dr. Zafar Mirza mentioned that 326 instances have been confirmed to this point and the numbers will hold altering.

“It’s a dynamic situation and numbers will increase, decrease and remain stable, so we must not be obsessive about numbers,” he mentioned.

Dr. Mirza added {that a} dashboard has been launched at NCCC and verified numbers shall be uploaded on it to keep away from faux numbers.

Stressing upon the significance of social distancing, Dr. Mirza requested public to keep away from handshaking and bodily contacts in public as a safety measure. “We have to stop this practice despite it being in our cultural values,” he mentioned.


Dr. Zafar Mirza additionally urged public to limit their visits to hospitals as effectively. “Only patients or single attendants should go hospital in emergencies also,” he mentioned.


He additionally mentioned that the medical professionals together with medical doctors and workers are entrance row warriors on this struggle in opposition to COVID-19, and the federal government at federal stage will guarantee provision of Private Safety Equipments (PPEs) to them.


He additionally mentioned that the federal government has additionally chalked out a technique to interact medical professionals on a voluntary foundation.


Dr. Mirza additionally added that medical consultants in international nations and personal hospitals have additionally provided their companies in case of emergency within the nation.


He mentioned that the ministry has determined to extend cooperation with the Chinese language authorities on stopping the unfold of the illness whereas a video convention shall be held between consultants from China and Pakistan on communicable illnesses. 


Dr. Zafar Mirza additionally mentioned that almost all of COVID-19 instances reported to this point are imported and the margin of native transmission could be very low to this point.

He added that each one stakeholders together with federal and provincial governments have completed finest of their capability and are on the identical web page within the struggle in opposition to COVID-19.

Financial measures –

SAPM on Data Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan mentioned that the federal government is engaged on a Monetary Stimulus Package deal to assist laborers and every day wage staff.


Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan mentioned that the bundle will quickly be introduced to the Prime Minister for formal approval. She mentioned a committee has been constituted beneath the chairmanship of the Finance Advisor Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to plan a plan to keep away from financial slowdown within the nation.


Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan mentioned instructions have been given to provincial governments to take strict actions in opposition to these parts who try and hoard meals and create a man-made scarcity of edible objects.


In the meantime, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) discharged a COVID-19 affected person after his full restoration. The Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH) report mentioned {that a} affected person admitted to PIMS was discharged.



Coronavirus tally reaches 23 in KP as 4 new instances emerge

Peshawar add: The entire depend of coronavirus victims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reached 23 as 4 new instances emerged in numerous components of the province.

The brand new instances have occurred in Buner, Shabqadar subdivision in Charsadda district, Mansehra and Bara subdivision of Khyber district.

Three sufferers hailing from Bara examined constructive and had a current journey historical past from the abroad. Equally, a 20-year-old affected person, having arrived in Pakistan from Saudi Arabia on March 6, examined constructive in Shabqadar.

A 25-year-old lady additionally fell sufferer to the virus in Buner district and she or he had just lately returned from Karachi. She belongs to a mountainous village Khan Beg Banda of Mandanr subdivision.

Additionally, authorities quarantined areas within the provincial capital Peshawar and Mardan district. Manga union council in Mardan was quarantined on Thursday as the realm reported Pakistan’s first coronavirus casualty, recognized as Sadat Khan.

Additionally, the federal government locked down Canal City space of Peshawar district because of presence of coronavirus sufferers. Peshawar district administration declared a number of academic establishments as quarantine centres.

Equally, in Mardan, the federal government turned the Abdul Wali Khan College campus and the Authorities Postgraduate Faculty Mardan into quarantine centres.

In line with the residents of Manga union council, your entire space is locked down since early Wednesday.The residents mentioned your entire space is within the grip of panic and worry after the sudden lack of Sadat Khan, the primary fatality of the virus in Pakistan.

Sadat was a identified well being practitioner within the village and used to look at a great variety of sufferers every day.