AJK govt effectively tackle coronavirus outbreak: Masood

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan Wednesday appreciated the steps taken by the AJK government and lauded the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

“AJK Prime Minister Farooq Haider Khan has timely convened an All-Parties Conference (APC) on the coronavirus lockdown in AJK”, he expressed these views while addressing the APC.

He said the whole world was facing a calamity of massive proportions, the likes of which were last witnessed during the breakout of the Spanish Influenza in 1918.  The AJK president while thanking Allah Almighty said fortunately AJK had been least affected in all of Pakistan and till now we had no reported deaths from this pandemic.

He said the government of AJK had been working closely with national institutions like the Ministry of Health, National Disaster Management Authority, National Institute for Health and the Ehsaas Programme. Under the Ehsaas Programme Rs. 3 billion had been distributed amongst 248,000 deserving households. He added that the AJK government had through its early disbursement of Zakat helped deserving families in these trying times and also effectively upgraded essential health infrastructure. The AJK president praised the positive role of all AJK political parties in their support to the AJK government after the breakout of the coronavirus. He commended the constructive role of the AJK Ulema who in all their meetings with the AJK leadership had vowed to follow prescribed SOPs.