PESHAWAR: With a province-wide lockdown in effect due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the provincial government on Monday launched the e-razakar programme to recruit volunteers.
Speaking to the media, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said that the programme will work under the provincial relief department. He explained the programme will help provide relief to the masses by addressing their issues at their doorstep.
Wazir fires back at Sindh CM
In a separate press briefing at the Information Cell in the Civil Secretariat on Monday, Adviser to K-P CM on Information Ajmal Wazir advised Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali should set aside politics since Prime Minister Imran Khan had seriously considered his suggestions in every meeting.
Wazir also rejected as ‘fake’ a report that some 1,100 pilgrims from Iran had gone missing. He stated that pilgrims from Iran had been sent to two quarantine centres in the province, one at Darazinda in Dera Ismail Khan and Duranpur in the provincial capital. All the pilgrims had tested negative except some who were being treated, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2020.