Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Saturday rose to 28,745.
At least 10,471 cases were reported in Punjab, 10,771 in Sindh, 4,509 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,876 in Balochistan, 430 in Gilgit Baltistan, 609 in Islamabad, and 79 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 641, while at least 7,756 patients have fully recovered.
The number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar despite the country being under a lockdown from the last month.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed upon the need for out-of-box solutions to meet the present day economic challenges in the wake of COVID-19 situation.
The prime minister said this while chairing a meeting on Friday to review the economic situation and future outlook of the economy in the wake of COVID-19 situation. He appreciated the efforts of the Finance Ministry to ensure financial discipline and provision of relief during the COVID-19 situation.
PM Imran emphasized that greater attention should be paid to supporting small and medium sector enterprises and the agriculture sector enabling them to create greater job opportunities for the people.
He said the process of reforming public sector organizations should be expedited to plug leakages of the economy.
While discussing future economic outlook, the premier said all efforts should be made to provide maximum possible relief to the people.
It is pertinent to mention here that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 3.9 million and death toll tops 275,000.