CM seeks political parties help on implementation of Covid SOPs

Staff Reporter

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkwa , Mahmood Khan on Thursday appealed the leadership of all political parties and elected representatives to fully cooperate with the government in the implementation of Coronavirus restrictions and SOPs on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr .

In a message, he requested all political parties leaderships, MNAs and MPAs to avoid public contacts, meetings and gatherings on the occasion of Eid in view of alarming and worrying situation of Coronavirus.

He said that further spread of pandemic could only be controlled by observing SOPs in letter and spirit.

He feared that the infectious pandemic could spread further if we did not show collective responsibility to follow SOPs, adding our slightest negligence could put us in great difficulty.

He also urged people to implement SOPs and cooperate with government.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to implement NCOC corona lockdown decision from May 8 till May16 to ensure safety to the general public during forthcoming Eid holidays.

The decision in this connection was taken in a meeting of the Provincial Task Force on Corona Counter with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.

Apart from the concerned Provincial Ministers, Corps Commander Peshawar, Chief Secretary and other concerned officials besides the IGP also attended.

The meeting discussed in detail to counter COVID-19, the decision of implementing the NCOC’s decision regarding the lockdown from May 8 to May 16 in all respects.

All business and activities would remain closed except for a few specific exceptions granted by the NCOC, the meeting decided.

Public transport would be open on Saturday and Sunday to facilitate those going home on Eid, decision has been taken while the tourist destinations across the province would remain completely closed during the lockdown.

During the lockdown, those who go to tourist places would be sent back and fined while cargo traffic and business shipments would remain open during the lockdown, it was decided.

SOPs have been issued for Friday farewell and Eid prayer gatherings, said during a briefing in the meeting.

The meeting decided to strictly implement the SOPs and special arrangements have been made to ensure supply and availability of daily necessities during lockdown.

The meeting was also briefed on the latest situation of coronavirus, capacity of hospitals, Corona vaccination and other issues.