Smart lockdown proves to be success in reduction of corona cases: Senate informed July 24, 2020

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Smart lockdown proves to be success in reduction of corona cases: Senate informed July 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD-Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has expressed satisfaction over the reduction of coronavirus cases in the country.

Responding to the questions of Senators during question hour in the Senate on Friday, he said the situation is improving with each passing day and asked the people to be more careful on the eve of Eid ul Azha to avoid the spike in corona cases. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s smart lockdown policy has proved to be a success and is now being emulated by other countries around the world. He paid glowing tributes to the healthcare staff who laid down their lives in the fight against the pandemic.

The Minister of State said no polio case has been reported in the country in the months of June and July this year.

Minister for Communications Murad Saeed said the former rulers recklessly used the national exchequer in their foreign trips. He said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made the most visits to London whilst the PPP leaders to the UAE. He said the present government has been pursuing an austerity drive ever since it came to power.

Earlier, the Senate resumed its session at the parliament house in Islamabad on Friday with Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla in the chair.