Parliamentarians call for joint response against COVID-19

Parliamentarians call for joint response against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD-Parliamentarians from around the world have called for collective and joint response to overcome pandemic and chalk out strategies aimed at bringing life to normalcy.

This was decided by the participants during a webinar interaction, organized by Inter-Parliamentary Union, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Parliamentarians for Global Goals to connect parliamentarians from around the world with global experts in public health, economics and other fields.

Parliamentarians stressed the need for systemic control of the infection by testing and tracing. They also called for strict implementation of the SOPs.

Pakistani side actively participated in the webinar. They termed the initiative important and underlined the need for continued engagement at regional and global levels to overcome the pandemic.

It was pointed out that developing world is faced with resource constraints and needs immediate intervention from the global forums in the form of medical equipment, medicines and other technical support to better deal with covid-19 and protect its population.

Parliamentarians from around the globe appreciated Pakistan's stance and called for collective approach to control the spread and restart economic activities.

Pakistani side was represented by Senators Mian Raza Rabbani, Sherry Rehman, Farooq H. Naek, Zeshan Khanzada, Faisal Javed, and Sana Jamali.