The Pakistani nation has the capability to face any ordeal and God willing, Imran had said. (Photo Credit: File photo)
Pakistan on Monday authorised the deployment of troops of Pakistan army in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan province, PoK in order to curb the transmission of coronavirus outbreak. In a special corps commanders’ conference, which was chaired by Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the military leadership in Pakistan resolved to put together all resources available to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Pakistan govt authroises deployment of troops of Pakistan Army in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab province, Sindh province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Balochistan province, Gilgit Baltistan province, PoK in connection with the situation related to spread of #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/xmNmwNQWC8— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2020
Earlier, Javed Bajwa had reviewed Army’s readiness to assist the civil administration in order to fight the the countrywide spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to latest updates, the number of positive cases due to coronavirus in Pakistan has gone up to 803. The death-count due to COVID-19 stand at 6 in Pakistan, country’s National Disaster Management Authority said.
Of the total 803 cases, Sindh province accounted for with 352 cases, Punjab 246, Balochistan 108, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 32, Islamabad 15 and Gilgit-Baltistan 72 and 1 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reported PTI.
However, Education Minister of Sindh Province, Saeed Ghani, has also tested positive for coronavirus. In a video message on Monday, he made the announcement.
Moreover, Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also urged people to show utmost unity, discipline and passion to fight the deadly outbreak.
“The Pakistani nation has the capability to face any ordeal and God willing, we will stand victorious in this test,” Prime Minister Khan said.
(With PTI inputs)