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Pandemic will increase pressure on Pakistan’s economy

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Apr, 2020. 12:34 pm
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Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan has said that the efforts at the earliest  in the pipeline to bring back Pakistanis stranded in Gulf.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a statement, said screening done at the airports and quarantine facilities also expanded there. The opening of remaining airports has enhanced our capacity to bring back six to seven thousand Pakistanis from abroad every week.

Foreign Minister further said the Coronavirus has badly affected the economy of the world. This pandemic will also increase pressure on Pakistan’s economy as it has brought to a standstill the economic activity and reduced our exports.

Pakistan has increased its testing capacity for Coronavirus. We had earlier testing capacity of three thousand but it will reach twenty to thirty thousand by May.

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