465 Tableeghi tested corona negative sent home: CS

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Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan has directed the officers to prepare lists of industrial labourers rendered jobless by the lockdown in the province.
He issued these directions while addressing a meeting held to review the situation caused by coronavirus in the province. Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Momin Agha, Commissioner Lahore Saif Anjum, CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed and officers concerned attended the meeting whereas divisional commissioners and regional police officers joined through video link.
The chief secretary said that the government is fully aware of the financial problems being faced by daily wagers due to coronavirus, and taking concrete measures to provide relief to them. He mentioned that under the Prime Minister’s EhsaasProgramme distribution of financial aid among deserving persons is underway in the province.
The CS said that best healthcare for corona patients as well as protective gears for doctors and paramedics is being provided. He ordered the officers that transportation of wheat and pulses by license holder dealers and PASSCO is not stopped to ensure uninterrupted supply of the commodities in the province. He said that farmers would be given all possible facilities during wheat harvest and procurement campaign.
The meeting was briefed that participants of TableeghiIjtamaa from other provinces, who had completed 14-day quarantine and tested negative for coronavirus, have started leaving for their hometowns. First batch of these participants of TableeghiIjtamaa include 465 persons, said the Additional Chief Secretary Home. The meeting was told that arrangements have been completed in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Rawalpindi in connection with arrival of passengers from abroad.

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