Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Wednesday has expressed serious concerns that coronavirus severely affected world economy including Pakistan.
Media reports said that Usman met with the president of Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said said that as a result of affected economy by the COVID-19, the export industries exempted from the lockdown to minimize the losses.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar also warned the industries about adopting standard operating procedures (SOPs) that the industrial units will immediately sealed if they did not strictly follow the SOPs set by the government.
Furthermore , former director Karachi Stock Exchange Amin Yousuf Balgamwala said that the government had taken stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, adding that these steps have led to a very serious situation with the closure of industries and markets.
He said the provincial government should give some relief to commercial importers and allow doing business in banking hours. He expressed deep concerns over the stoppage of vehicles transporting raw material and food chemicals by the police in the backdrop of lockdown.
Usman Dar earlier assured that Pakistan’s measures to deal with the coronavirus were better than developed countries. “Despite all the negative propaganda against Pakistan, the World Organization is convinced we took measures more timely than other countries,” he asserted.
Usman Dar further wrote that people should support Prime Minister Imran Khan and take preventive measures against the dread coronavirus.