The legislature on Friday chose to keep Pakistan’s western and Indian borders shut for an additional two weeks as a major aspect of precautionary measures to stem the novel coronavirus.
The choice came at a gathering of the National Coordination Committee held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the seat today.
Special Assistant to PM on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yousuf stated “In the NCC for COVID-19 gathering on the 26th, we have chosen to keep Pakistan’s western ‘border with Iran and Afghanistan’ and Indian borders totally shut for an additional 2 weeks.”
The gathering took an outline of the circumstance emerging out of coronavirus and measures to adapt to it.
The members gave a commonsense showing of the careful steps to maintain a strategic distance from coronavirus by watching social separation in their guest plan.
Prior, on March 13, the national government had chosen to seal Pakistan’s western border with Afghanistan and Iran trying to contain the increase of novel coronavirus ‘COVID-19’.
Later on March 20, Prime Minister Imran Khan reported the opening of the Chaman-Spin Boldak outskirt to Afghanistan for trucks to cross to the opposite side.
He tweeted: “Regardless of worldwide pandemic of COVID 19, we stay focused on supporting our Afghan siblings and sisters. I have offered directions to open the Chaman-Spin Boldak border and let trucks cross into Afghanistan. In time of emergency, we stay resolute with Afghanistan.”
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