Last updated when May 05, 2020 7:06 a.m.
PM, cabinet member, minister to donate their one month salary to the Corona PM Relief Fund
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to ease restrictions.
The decision was made during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
It was also decided that the prime minister and members of his cabinet, including all federal ministers, chief advisers and special assistants, would contribute their one-month salary to the PM Corona Relief Fund.
Then, while briefing the media in Islamabad about the decision taken at a cabinet meeting, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said that the National Coordinating Committee meeting will be held in Islamabad tomorrow to take decisions regarding relaxation in locking after Saturday.
He said the four ministers would attend the meeting to discuss the next strategy.
The minister said the cabinet decided to donate one month’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Aid Fund for COVID-19, adding that the movement had been carried out given the usual situation and the difficulties faced by the people.
The cabinet allows the export of hand-made domestics. Shibli Faraz said Planning Minister Asad Umar gave a comprehensive presentation to the cabinet regarding the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Shibli Faraz said relaxation in locking would still require people to take precautions. He said the war against the corona pandemic could only be won by staying at home.
He said the Prime Minister listened to the advice given by various cabinet members.
The Information Minister said the prime minister wanted the election process to be transparent and trusted by people. To ensure this, the Ministry of Law has been directed to prepare a report on the holding of elections on transparency.
The prime minister directs the Interior Ministry to take steps to improve the situation of the police station.
Shibli Faraz went on to say that the cabinet discussed the issue of banning imports of goods from India, except for life-saving medicines, adding that PM Imran was directed to ensure that there were no violations of this ban.
The forum also gave its approval for the restoration of the National Commission for Minorities.
Coronavirus case, death in Pakistan
Pakistan has reported 24 more deaths than new coronavirus because the number of deaths in the country has reached 486.
The national COVID-19 count of patients jumped to 21,501 while 1,315 cases were reported within 24 hours.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operations Center, Sindh remains the worst-hit pandemic province followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
To date 8,103 corona virus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 7,882 in Sindh, 3,288 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,321 in Balochistan, 464 in Islamabad, 372 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 71 in Azad Kashmir.
The number of patients recovering from Coronavirus now is 5782.