PM Imran Khan urges WHO to ‘play its role’ in lifting journey restrictions on Pakistan


Islamabad, July 6

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the WHO to “play its role” in participating member states to take away coronavirus-related journey restrictions for Pakistan.

During a video name with World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom, Khan stated the journey restrictions imposed by developed international locations within the wake of COVID-19 can additional exacerbate financial difficulties of growing nations struggling to mitigate the opposed financial impression of the pandemic, the prime minister’s workplace stated in an announcement.

Khan urged the worldwide well being company to “play its role in engaging member states to remove COVID-19 related travel restrictions for Pakistan and other developing countries and to work towards a data driven system of non-discriminatory travel rules”.

According to the assertion, Adhanom stated the WHO was engaged on coronavirus-related journey pointers to assist the worldwide group.

The WHO chief additionally appreciated the steps taken by the Pakistan authorities to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s coronavirus circumstances on Monday reached 231,818 with the detection of three,344 new infections within the final 24 hours. The virus additionally claimed 50 extra lives, taking the dying toll to 4,762, the well being ministry stated.

Pakistan’s Health Minister Dr Zafar Mirza on Monday stated he was examined constructive for COVID-19, turning into the most recent senior minister within the nation to be hit by the lethal virus.

On Friday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated he has examined constructive for the coronavirus and quarantined himself.

Several Pakistani lawmakers contracted the lethal virus and a few of them have additionally died.

Prominent political leaders who’ve contracted the virus to this point embrace National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, PPP chief Saeed Ghani and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, all of whom have recovered. 

Former Balochistan governor Syed Fazal Agha, PTI Punjab lawmaker Shaheen Raza, Sindh Minister for Human Settlements Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, lawmaker Munir Khan Orakzai and PTI’s Mian Jamshedud Din Kakakhel are amongst politicians who died after contracting the virus. PTI

 



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