India's attempt to link virus outbreak with Muslims failed: DG ISPR

India's attempt to link virus outbreak with Muslims failed: DG ISPR

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar Coronavirus has said COVID-19 is a global pandemic and Indian attempts to associate it with Muslims have failed.


Addressing a press conference on Friday, Iftikhar said that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa had instructed the Pakistan Army to help the civilian administration during the holy month of Ramadan.

"COAS held a special conference at General Headquarters today to overview the coronavirus situation,” he said and added the Army chief instructed all commanders to ensure border security and carry out routine activities as per schedule.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Friday rose to 11,155.

At least 4,767 cases reported in Punjab, 3,671 in Sindh, 1, 541 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 607 in Balochistan, 290 in Gilgit Baltistan, 214 in Islamabad, and 55 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 237, while at least 2,527 patients have fully recovered.