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CM Mahmood Khan inaugurated the Mansehra-Thakot section of Hazara Expressway | Instant News


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KP CM Mahmood Khan will inaugurate the work on the streets in the beautiful places of Hazara today | Instant News

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan visited Hazara to inaugurate construction work on the streets at three tourist attractions in the division today.

“The inauguration of construction work on three roads in the tourist resort envisions the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who are interested in promoting tourism to generate income and create job opportunities for young people in the province,” an official statement said on Thursday.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will visit the Kaghan valley where he will formalize construction work on the road to three beautiful valleys, including Mahnoor, Paparang and Shogran.

The KP government has set aside Rs2,400 million in the 2019-20 Annual Development Program for road construction in Hazara to promote tourism in the division. The construction of three roads in various locations in the Kaghan valley is part of the program that is carried out according to the ADP plan.

A 15 kilometer road in the Mahnoor valley will cost Rs686 million, a nine kilometer road in the Paparang valley is Rs382 million, while Rs353 million will be spent on building an 11 kilometer road to the Shogran Valley.

Meanwhile, the KP government is also preparing plans for the construction of a 370 kilometer connecting road infrastructure in the provincial tourist resort, which will increase tourism, generate income and provide opportunities for young locals. Likewise, a feasibility study has also been initiated for the establishment of 10 integrated tourism zones in the Hazara and Malakand divisions.

Under these projects, tourists will be able to have a comfortable rest area, tourist information and facilitation centers. At the same time, the project to install a camping pod at tourist sites is also going well and tourists appreciate the efforts of the provincial government for tourism promotion and the facilitation of tourists and provincial visitors.


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The chief minister of Sindh inaugurated a 140-bed HDU facility in Karachi for COVID-19 patients | Instant News

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah cut the ribbon to inaugurate the 140-bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Expo Center, Karachi, on Sunday. – Photo courtesy of @SindhCMHouse

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Sunday inaugurated the 140-bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Expo Center in Karachi.

This initiative, carried out in collaboration with the Pakistani Army, aims to strengthen provincial health services and to ensure timely care for coronavirus patients in Sindh.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and senior military and civil officials.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that HDU had been placed in four rooms with a capacity of 140 oxygen beds.

“I really appreciate [Pakistan] Army to establish this HDU in 10 days. That [will] proven [the] the best facilities located in the heart of the city. “

Shah went on to add that the army did its best to support the Sindh government in tackling the virus throughout the province. “The formation of a new HDU at the Expo Center will help reduce the burden on other hospitals in the city,” he said.

The chief minister noted that the army had placed highly trained health service staff in HDU and the Indus Hospital would also provide support services in operating the unit.

He said that currently, the Sindh government has established a number of health facilities for COVID-19 patients with 453 beds available in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 1,553 beds available at HDU throughout the province.

In addition, 140 HDU beds and 1,200 hospital beds at the Expo Center have been “added to the system”.

Later that day, the provincial minister also visited the Service Hospital where construction of a separate unit for COVID-19 patients was underway. He directed the engineer who was concerned to speed up the work so that he could begin operations as soon as possible.

2,275 new cases, 41 deaths reported

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Chief Minister said that the province had conducted 13,890 tests in the last 24 hours, of which 2,275 (17%) were diagnosed positively.

In the past day, 41 more patients died from the virus, with the number of deaths being 1,089 in all provinces, which made up 1.5% of all cases.

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“Our testing capacity is the highest in Pakistan and we are still working hard to further increase capacity,” the chief minister said.

The Minister said that so far 378,849 samples had been tested against 69,628 cases that had appeared in Sindh, accounting for 18.4% of the total tests conducted.

Speaking of recovery, he said that 2,166 more patients had recovered and returned to normal life, bringing the total to 36,278, which was a 52.2% recovery rate.

“Still, we must increase our recovery rate and reduce mortality by strengthening our health services and convincing people to follow the preventive measures issued,” Shah said.

Touching on patients treated in various hospitals throughout the province, the minister said that around 32,261 patients were under treatment, of which, 30,705 were isolated at home, 48 were in isolation centers, and 1,508 were treated in different hospitals.

“I’m sorry to let you know that 718 patients are in critical condition, of whom 117 have been transferred using a ventilator,” Shah complained.

Details of provincial cases

Presenting thoughtful details of 1,280 cases reported from Karachi, the minister said that 395 were reported from the East, 363 from the South, 172 from the Middle, 140 from Korangi, 111 from the West and 99 were reported from the Malir district.

From cases reported in other cities in the province, Shah said that in the past 24 hours, Ghotki reported 74 cases, whereas, Sukkur reported 72, Khairpur 64, Hyderabad 63, Mirpurkhas 38, Shikarpur 38, Shaheed Benazirabad 36, Kashmore 33, Thatta 28, Larkana 24, Jamshoro 13, Nasushehroferoze 12, Umerkot 11, Tando Allahyar 10, Kambar three, Sujawal two, Tundo Muhammad Khan two, and Matiari and Dadu each reported six cases.

While reiterating the need for people to support selective locking, the minister also urged them to avoid unnecessarily leaving their homes.


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Buzdar inaugurated the Insaf Imdad scheme in Punjab | Instant News

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, on Monday, inaugurated the Imdad Insaf Program during his visit to the Nankana Sahib district, where he also checked the distribution of aid at Government MC Girls School.

Speaking with beneficiaries, who expressed their satisfaction with the arrangement, the chief minister told them that Rp. 12,000 would be given to 2.5 million needy families. Usman Buzdar said that no one could oppose the transparency of this program solely intended for families in need. “The Punjab government will not let poor families be affected by being locked up alone,” he said again.

He stated that the government selflessly served the people, while rising above small politics. “Those who are busy politicizing the coronavirus pandemic disappoint people,” he said.

The CM also inspected the 100-bed corona field hospital set up in the gymnasium. He said that field hospitals had also been established in Sangla Hill and Shah Kot, each with a capacity of 30 beds. “Four ventilators are also provided and anti-coronavirus activities are being monitored directly by me, CM added. He also appreciated the work done by DC Nankana Sahib and his team to fight the coronavirus attack and direct them to work with more enthusiasm.

CM said that the reopening of certain businesses and shops had been permitted since Monday, but they had to follow the government-designed SOP. Legal action will start if there is a violation of the SOP, he warned. The CM expressed displeasure over the dilapidated road conditions during the city inspection and was directed to complete the remaining construction work of Jalan Syedwala within 15 days adding that no leniency would be tolerated because timely completion of construction projects was crucial. Provincial Minister Mian Khalid Mehmood, Asad Khokhar, Taimoor Bhatti, members of the assembly, general secretary and district president of PTI, SMBR, ACS (Urbanization), Commissioner of Lahore and RPO Sheikhupura were also present on this occasion.


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