Virus lockdown: Asad Umar says world now reaching ‘PM Imran’s imaginative and prescient’


Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar stated on Friday that the whole world is coming to the identical determination on lockdown towards the pandemic, as Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier envisaged and emphasised in his speeches.

The federal minister stated that the federal government is saying since day one which it’s crucial to save lots of folks from monetary woes.

Umar stated that the international locations around the globe have began to ease the lockdown restrictions as ‘they started to see what Imran Khan saw two months ago’.

“We do not blindly follow the West and we are not ashamed of it,” stated the federal minister.

Giving instance of the UK, Umar stated that the nation noticed extra deaths than Sweden which enforced a focused lockdown.

‘Cases on the rise but situation still under control’

The federal minister stated that in Pakistan, the coronavirus instances are mounting day-to-day however the scenario remains to be below management.

“Today there are 70 labs in Pakistan which can do tests for the coronavirus,” he stated.

The minister stated that Pakistan has equally succesful medical doctors and specialists as around the globe.

“Today, more than 13,500 tests were conducted. Will increase this number too,” he added.

The minister knowledgeable stated that the federal government can be ramping up variety of ventilators throughout the nation and greater than 100,000 well being employees have been additionally educated concerning security gear utilization.

Umar stated that below the Ehsaas programme, multiple billion rupees have been disbursed to greater than 800,000 households.

The minister warned that the world, together with Pakistan, will now must ‘co-exist’ with the virus as even China’s Wuhan is having new instances regardless of bringing the scenario below management.