PM seeks Ulema coop to contain coronavirus

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ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that cooperation of religious scholars (Ulema) was required to contain the spread of coronavirus and added he would soon meet a delegation of Ulema-eKiram in that regard. The prime minister was talking to renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil, who called on him at the PM Office. The prime minister lauded public awareness campaign of Maulana Tariq Jamil to contain coronavirus. Imran Khan said that purpose of governments’ efforts was to save the people from the pandemic which had engulfed the entire world. He said the religious scholars had always guided the government in every difficult time. Prime Minister also chaired a high-level session to review measures adopted for containing the coronavirus pandemic. The premier was briefed over the current situation of the COVID-19 by federal minister and the head of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar, special assistant on health Dr Zafar Mirza and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chairman Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal. Dr Zafar Mirza apprised the premier regarding the activities of the health ministry for tracking, testing and isolation of the COVID-19 patients across the country

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