Pakistan to lift all restrictions and restore all economic activities from 1st March that were imposed last year amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken on Wednesday in a federal cabinet meeting held in Islamabad under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan which also discussed the overall political, economic and Covid-19 situation of the country.
The current situation of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination campaign, a daily trend of Covid cases, and the administration of Covid-19 vaccines to frontline healthcare personnel was apprised to PM in the meeting. He was also briefed regarding the downward trend of Covid-19 cases.
The federal cabinet then informed him that around 50 percent of frontline healthcare workers have been inoculated with the vaccine shots.
Moreover, Prime Minister while talking on the occasion said that Pakistan has suffered a lot due to coronavirus but now things are going to change after all the economic activities are full restored. He added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government introduced austerity measures after coming into power and Prime Minister House launched a drive to cut down on its expenses.
The federal cabinet approved the deployment of Rangers in and outside all the polling stations to ensure security and transparency during by-polls in the NA-221 Tharparkar constituency.
However, the meeting also planned to purchase 100 vehicles equipped with a digital system for Islamabad security. Also, 30 out of 33 security check posts have been removed from federal capital so far, as per the statement of the Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed.
The minister further informed the meeting. “Remaining three check posts will be removed after the arrival of 100 digitally equipped vehicles.”
Also, to grant permission to construct the office of the Federal Services Tribunal in Karachi, the meeting also permitted disparity reduction allowance to the federal government employee.