SIALKOT: The Punjab government has allowed 260 factories to reopen in Sialkot district after fulfillment of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
This was stated by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar and Deputy Commissioner Sialkot Dr Nasir Mehmood Bashir during a joint meeting of monitoring teams at the Anwar Club Sialkot on Tuesday.
Usman Dar appreciated the efforts of the departments concerned and the district administration to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
He said all individuals and departments would have to make joint efforts to overcome the pandemic.
The special assistant further said that the owners of the factories should ensure complete implementation of the Punjab government’s standard operating procedures to keep their workforce safe from the disease.
He lauded the exporters of Sialkot and said they were the backbone of the national economy.
“They have been playing a pivotal role in strengthening the national economy by earning precious foreign exchange to the tune of $2.5 billion annually.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2020.