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2 April 2020, Thursday

Centre extends lockdown to 14th April



PIA flights to bring back stranded Pakistanis; Sherry Rehman on the differences between the federal and Sindh governments

PR Daily Brief | PR Team

 

DAILY BRIEFS
by Lakshmi V Menon

 

Centre extends lockdown to 14th April; PIA flights to bring back stranded Pakistanis
On 1 April 2020, Asad Umar, Minister for Planning and Development, said the National Coordination Committee meeting decided that the restrictions imposed as part of the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus will be extended for two weeks til1 14 April. He spoke of the need for Centre and provincial governments to have congruent plans; said industries producing essential goods would continue to function.  Also, during 3-11 April, 17 PIA flights would fly to various countries to bring back stranded Pakistani nationals. (The News International, 2 April 2020) 

 

Senator Sherry Rehman on the differences between the federal and Sindh governments in fighting the virus
In her twitter, the PPP Senator Sherry Rehman lashed out at the federal government at the Centre on not being on the same page in battling the virus. She accused Nadra of “not sharing data for relief transfers”, PTA of not giving clearance to helpline SMS numbers and FBR of delaying providing taxpayers’ details. (Dawn, 2 April 2020). There is a general perceptions within Pakistan, that the ruling PTI government at the federal level is struggling and clueless in fighting the pandemic. On the other hand, the Chief Minister of Sindh has been hailed for his proactive decisions.
 

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