Govt relaxes ban on handcarts, tandoor

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations, Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that the provincial government has lifted the ban on handcarts and tandoors after 4 p.m. while keeping in view the difficulties faced by the fasting people.

He said that all difficult decisions are being taken for the protection and benefit of the people.

He expressed these views while briefing the media on the Corona situation at the Information Media Cell, Civil Secretariat here Monday.

The Advisor on Information said that 71 new cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last 24 hours. The total number of corona patients has reached 1864, while 5 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 98.

Ajmal Wazir said that in last 24 hours 30 corona patients have been recovered, bringing the total number of patients who have beaten corona to 515.

The advisor elaborated on the government’s measures to deal with the corona virus saying that protective equipments have been sent for the medical staff of 49 hospitals across the province to deal with the coronavirus.

He said that the government was providing all the necessary equipments to the medical staff on priority basis.

Appreciating the services of doctors and other medical personnel in the current situation, Ajmal Wazir said that doctors and other medical personnel were our heroes and their safety is the top priority of the government.

Regarding the Ehsas Emergency Cash Programe  in the tribal districts, he said that the data of North and South Waziristan has been completed and now cash is being provided to the deserving people there.

Ajmal Wazir said that under Ehsas Emergency Cash Programme, the cash flow from the provincial government will also start soon. He said that a sum of Rs. 6,000 would be provided by the provincial government for three months.

The Information Advisor further said that ulema are on the same page with the government against Corona. The ullema agree with all the precautionary measures taken by the medical experts including social distance.

Ajmal Wazir said that he would soon brief the media with the committee comprising the ulema. The Information Adviser said that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan himself is on the front line and monitoring all the arrangements and is being  briefed by all the concerned departments on the current situation on daily basis.

Advisor said that the cure for this disease is only and only caution, therefore, the public is requested to stay at home and avoid going out. If it is very important to go out, then take all precautions, including social distance and wearing a mask.