47 prisoners test positive for coronavirus in Punjab
The Federal Ombudsman has told the Supreme Court of Pakistan that forty-seven prisoners in different jails of Punjab have been tested positive for the new virus COVID-19.
The ombudsman secretariat revealed the status of implementation of jails reforms in Pakistan in its sixth report.
According to the details, the report was submitted to the apex court through senior legal consultant Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar.
It is to be noted that the report did not mention any infected prisoner in Sindh, KPK and Balochistan.
Earlier, It is responsibility of administration to provide relief to farmers during harvesting of wheat crop and for this purpose transportation of agricultural equipment and machinery has been exempted from the restrictions imposed under section 144 to contain spread of coronavirus in the province.
Chief Secretary Punjab Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan expressed these views while presiding over a meeting to review situation of coronavirus in the province. The meeting was attended by Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir, Commissioner Lahore Saif Anjum and officers concerned.
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