ISLAMABAD – Chief of Military Workers, Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa has mentioned that Pakistan Military is cognizant of the challenges going through the folks of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Based on the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR) directorate, Pak Military was carefully working with GB authorities and civil administration to offer all potential help to the inhabitants.

“Pakistan Army is cognizant of the challenges facing the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. We are working closely with GB Govt and civil administration to provide all possible support while additional resources are being arranged on war footing in conjunction with Federal Government,” ISPR quoted the COAS as having mentioned on Tuesday.

The COAs additional mentioned that the Military won’t ever depart the folks of GB alone in these difficult instances. “Pakistanis will fight against COVID-19 as one,” COAS mentioned additional.

As of Tuesday, GB had 80 confirmed Coronavirus instances — 30 % of the overall exams carried out within the area, in keeping with the studies. Equally, the area has 509 suspected instances, of which 162 have been reported over the past 24 hours. One individual has up to now died of the COVID-19 within the area. The deceased, Dr Usama Riaz, had reportedly contracted the lethal respiratory illness brought on by the Coronavirus whereas screening pilgrims coming back from Iran within the GB area. The younger physician has been hailed as a hero by the GB chief minister. GB is a distant mountainous area and the tough terrain makes accessibility a problem. The area has been in an entire lockdown since Monday midnight for an indefinite interval.