PESHAWAR: Chief Adviser to the Minister of Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir said trade with Afghanistan had increased rapidly after opening the border six days a week.
He said this during a briefing to the media at the Peshawar Civil Secretariat on Thursday, the official leaflet said. The adviser added that Saturday had been ordered for a pedestrian border crossing with the agreement of the two countries. He said Pakistanis returning from Afghanistan through the Torkham border were being quarantined in the Khyber district. Ajmal Wazir said CM Mehmood Khan had announced that Eid al-Fitr would be simply celebrated this year and all kinds of unnecessary activities would be avoided. “This time, Eidi must be given to decent people, not their own children,” he suggested. The adviser said that preventive action must be strictly followed at Eid. Explaining the situation of the corona virus in the province, Ajmal Wazir said the recovery rate in the KP was the highest among all provinces, at 31 percent. He said there were 200 isolation rooms in the province with a capacity of 5,598 beds. Likewise, he explained, there were around 359 quarantine centers in the province. The adviser said more than 550 ventilators in the province had been reserved for coronavirus patients.
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