COAS directs to take measures to counter coronavirus pandemic
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday presided over a Corps Commanders Conference (CCC) at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
Corps Commanders Conference (CCC) reviewed operational preparedness, situation along Line of control (LOC), geo strategic environment and national & regional security situation with particular emphasis on Afghanistan Peace Process.
During the conference COAS said “The path to regional stability and peace passes through Afghanistan. Collaborative approach and patience can help overcome all challenges for which Pakistan is ready to play its part with utmost sincerity.”
Forum also discussed emerging situation with regards to COVID-19 and preventive measures taken at Army level.
COAS directed all concerned to gear up preparations in support of national effort to counter this pandemic in case of any eventuality.
The corona virus has engulfed the lives of 4992 people around the world in only 19 days of its outbreak. The World Health Organisation has already warned the people of its unusual spread globally. Moreover, 135,944 cases have been reported globally pertaining to he victims of Corona virus. Meanwhile, it is necessarily important to note that the major world conferences and events have been postponed globally.
In Pakistan, a total of 16 cases have been reported in Pakistan. Majority of cases are being reported in Karachi due to flight take off from Iran in February 26. It is noteworthy that there is exponential increase in corona virus cases in Pakistan. This increase has created panic among nation.
The PSL matches and PSL activities have been made limited in Karachi considering the recent increase in the cases of Corona virus in Pakistan. The government of Sindh has announced to close the educational institutions in Sindh till May 30, 2020.
The parliamentarians has also decided to limit their activities for next 10 days to avoid any mishap pertaining to lethal Corona virus . The members of national assembly and senate will not meet in the parliament for next 10 days.