Pakistan’s senators express solidarity with Chinese government on coronavirus affliction
On February 7, Pakistan’s lawmakers expressed solidarity with the Chinese government and people on the tribulation and affliction of the novel coronavirus, which had inflicted China and other parts of the world.
Speaking on a point of public importance in the Senate, Leader of the House Syed Shibli Faraz said no case of coronavirus had been reported so far in Pakistan.
He said that a comprehensive strategy had been worked out to cope with coronavirus and the government alongside the stakeholders were monitoring the screening system at airports.
Shibli Faraz said that all possible steps were being taken to deal with coronavirus and the government was ready to tackle any emergency situation in this regard.
He said an emergency operation cell, established at the Ministry of National Heath, Services and Regulations, had been observing the situation.
Shibli Faraz said that the separate wards had been set up at hospitals to deal with cases of coronavirus, if any were to surge.
He added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistan Embassy in China were actively monitoring the situation of the coronavirus outbreak, informing the parents of students there on a continuous basis.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati assured full support from the people, government and Senate to the Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan that the situation was being handled efficiently.
The senators who spoke on the issue included Javed Abbasi, Mustaq Ahmed, Sitara Ayaz, Mushahid Ullah Khan, Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Behramand Tangi, Dilawar Khan, Mushahid Hussain Syed and Nauman Wazir.
They made suggestions to the government to formulate a parliamentary committee to review the efforts against the deadly virus.
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