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Balochistan legislature expresses solidarity with Iran and China on coronavirus

24 February, 2020 14:22

Balochistan legislature expresses solidarity with Iran and China on coronavirus. 

Balochistan Assembly passed a resolution today to express solidarity with Iran and China in their efforts against coronavirus.
Balochistan legislature expresses solidarity
During session of Balochistan Assembly, Speaker ruled that federal and provincial government should effectively monitor areas located on Pak-Iran border.
He also called for taking effective steps to prevent spread of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Jam Kamal assured his government is diligently and seriously taking steps to curb the virus.
He further said that despite low-resources, government is taking steps in association with Southern Command to prevent  its spread.
Earlier, Balochistan government had declared health emergency at Taftan border with Iran.

Chief Secretory Balochistan Fazeel Asghar said this while chairing a meeting in Quetta.

He also directed Provincial Disaster Management Authority to provide food items and medicine to pilgrims at Taftan border.

Meanwhile, Pakistani authorities closed Pak-Iran border at Taftan town in Chagai district on Sunday.

They said they do that to avoid spread of coronavirus.

According to official sources, the transit gate and joint markets at the border have been closed.

Therefore, trade and traveling activities also remain suspended.

Besides, the authorities had announced precautionary and protective measures in Taftan.

They also announced 100-bed tent hospital to combat emergency situation at Pak-Iran border.

Moreover, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza says the government stands ready to deal with any eventuality.

He said this while presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Sunday.

Furthermore, he said well-trained staff present at the Taftan and other border crossings to screen all passengers crossing over into Pakistan.


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