QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has laid emphasis on using the companies of the Nationwide Logistics Cell (NLC) and the Pakistan Railways to make sure provide of foodstuff and different necessities within the nation through the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
“It is essential to use services of the Pakistan Railways and the NLC for smooth supply of food items in the country. A mechanism of transportation must be devised,” Kamal mentioned on Friday whereas addressing a meals safety assembly through video hyperlink. Prime Minister Imran Khan was chairing the moot.
The NLC is a logistics firm run by the Pakistan Military. It supplies state-emergency degree administration companies to the federal government.
Kamal mentioned there’s a want without spending a dime and easy provide of foodstuff and fundamental requirements of life through the pandemic. “Special measures must to be taken for the smooth supply of goods to Hub Industrial Estate and other industrial units from ports.”
The CM additionally referred to as for granting leisure to industrial items on funds of electrical energy payments, the Staff Previous-age Profit Establishment (EOBI) funds and different taxes.
He mentioned testing kits for COVID-19 have to be imported from overseas and it’s important to rearrange a mechanism to help every day wagers.“For smooth supply of ration to the needy and the poor, it is crucial to chalk out a mechanism in consultation with welfare organizations. The data of polio campaigns can be utilized for special supply of allowances to the poor.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the solutions given by the chief minister and directed authorities to current these solutions within the assembly of working group of Meals Safety.
Medical doctors, safety officers praised
Jam Kamal additionally lauded medical doctors, nurses, paramedics, safety forces and authorities officers who’re tackling the coronavirus and urged residents to affix palms with the federal government to stem the additional unfold of the deadly virus.
“Despite limited resources, our health staff, government officers and security personnel have been performing their duties in order to handle the COVID-19 crisis that has gripped the entire world,” Kamal mentioned in a video assertion on Friday. “Those battling against the coronavirus on the frontline are our real heroes.”
He mentioned regardless of lack of sources, Balochistan authorities is the primary to answer COVID-19 at Taftan border. “The rest of the provinces were in panic when the virus surfaced in Iran but Balochistan provided facilities to nearly 5,000 people including (Iran-returned) pilgrims at Taftan,” he mentioned.
Revealed in The Specific Tribune, March 29th, 2020.