COVID-19: MoFA suspends all walk-in consular services
Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui says facility of the attestation of documents would be continued through courier companies
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday decided to suspend all walk-in consular services except the attestation of power of attorney in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 pandemic which has affected 194 people in the country.
“The consular services would remain suspended from March 18 to April 3, after which the decision will be reviewed,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said. “However, the facility of the attestation of documents would be continued through courier companies i.e., Pakistan Post, Gerry’s, Leopard and TCS.”
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The spokesperson added that the minister has also established a special cell for coordination on COVID-19 under the supervision of special secretary (administration) to liaise with the diplomatic corps in Pakistan as well as with our missions abroad.
Facility of attestation would be continued through courier companies i.e. Pakistan Post, Gerry’s, Leopard & TCS. @ForeignOfficePk has also established a Special Cell for coordination on #Covid19 to liaise with diplomatic corps in 🇵🇰 & with our Missions abroad. 2/2— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) March 17, 2020
There are a total of 194 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan as of now, and the country has witnessed a rapid increased in the number of infected over the last 36 hours.