President Alvi reviews COVID-19 situation in Balochistan

President Alvi reviews COVID-19 situation in Balochistan

Quetta (Staff Report/Agencies): President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over Balochistan government's steps to curb the coronavirus outbreak and mitigate its effect on the poor.

During his day-long visit to the provincial capital, President Alvi chaired a meeting with provincial and federal officials to review the current situation with regards to Covid-19 in Balochistan and assess the strategy going forward. He pressed upon the federal and provincial governments to continue a coordinated strategy to prevent spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Secretary Balochistan Captain retired Fazeel Asghar briefed the President about provincial government's measures for the containment of COVID-19.

Interior Minister Brigadier retired Ijaz Shah, Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal, Governor Balochistan Justice retired Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal, Corps Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Waseem Ashraf and other senior officials attended the meeting.

Earlier upon reaching Quetta, Governor and the Chief Minister of Balochistan received the president.