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Coronavirus is a danger ‘we have never seen in our lifetimes’: DG ISPR

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

23rd Mar, 2020. 08:48 pm
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While addressing a presser Major General Babar Iftikhar said he wished to apprise the country’s citizens of the military’s efforts in the war against Coronavirus, which has infected 882 people so far and left 6 people dead.

“This will only be possible through self-discipline and cooperation. The best defense against the coronovirus is cooperation,” he said, adding that Pakistan was facing a serious challenge and that only with the people’s belief in the state could this problem be resolved.

“Pakistan Army is well aware of its responsibility and will bring all of its resources to use,” he said

“Yesterday [Sunday] evening, in a special corps commanders conference to deal with coronavirus, Pakistan Army’s aid to civil institutions and its plan of action was reviewed,” DG ISPR said.

“Despite being deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) and the western border, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Javed Qamar Bajwa has directed that all available soldiers and the Army’s medical resources be deployed to tackle the coronavirus,” Babar Iftikhar said.

“The government of Pakistan has summoned the Pakistan Army under Article 245 in aid of civil power,” he added.

“According to the notification issued by the federal and provincial governments, only hospitals, shops selling food items, medical stores, and food and medicine manufacturing industries would only remain open, while schools shall remain closed,” he said.


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