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KP announces Rs 7 mn relief package for frontline workers died of coronavirus

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

30th Apr, 2020. 06:00 pm
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Ajmal Wazir

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Adviser Ajmal Wazir said that a package of Rs. 7 million would be given to the front line employees who embraced martyrdom by Coronavirus.

Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Adviser Ajmal Wazir said that the provincial cabinet had approved the establishment of KP Power Transmission and Grid System Company, after which the province would be able to set up its own grid and transmission system.

He said that implementation of KP Epidemiological Control and Emergency Relief Ordinance has also been approved. Under the ordinance, the infected persons will be kept in isolation.

Ajmal Wazir said under ordinance gatherings and event will be banned during the pandemic outbreak, and educational institutions and heads of families will be bound to report if any one of their dependents will get infected.

He said that under this ordinance, the in-charges of public transport, restaurants and hotels will also be bound to report the affected persons.

Government of KP need medical professionals immediately

The KP Information Minister said that penalties and fines have also been proposed for violating the ordinance and steps have also been taken to provide legal protection in case of an outbreak.

He said that educational institutions charging more than Rs 6,000 will be bound to give  20 percent concession in fees and those charging less than Rs 6,000 will give 10 percent discount.

Ajmal Wazir said that no landlord can evict his tenant for three months in case of non-payment of rent.

He said that the provincial cabinet has also approved the draft of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forensic Science Agency Bill 2020, under which a forensic science agency will be set up in the province.

Ajmal Wazir said the standing committee will make recommendations on the appointment of a director general for the Forensic Science Agency.

He further said that under the KP Control of Narcotics Act 2019, approval has also been given for setting up of special courts for hearing of punishable cases.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Adviser also said that the provincial cabinet has approved the KP Local Council Zoning Rules 2019, while some amendments to the KP Local Government Act 2013 have also been approved.

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