The forum will also deliberate upon the measures to contain the spread of new variant of virus in the country.
LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-August 2nd, 2021) The meeting of National Command and Operation Centre to discuss surge in Coronavirus positive cases in the country will be held in Islamabad today (Monday).
The meeting will also deliberate upon measures to contain the spread of new variant of virus in the country.
The Forum will decide about new restrictions and steps for strict implementation of standard operating procedures to contain COVID-19 besides increasing the vaccination process across the country.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged the people to strictly observe Standard Operating Procedures, especially wearing of face masks, to prevent spread of 4th wave of Coronavirus. The PM had said the 4th wave contains Indian variant of COVID-19 virus, which was very lethal as it spreads at a fast pace.
He said 60 to 70 percent spread of the contagion can be controlled by wearing face masks at crowded places.
He said the government will ensure that there is no dearth of vaccine in the country. He, however, made it clear that the government would continue its strategy of smart lockdown instead of going for imposing blanket lockdown to protect economy and employment of the people.
Replying to a caller, Imran Khan said Ehsaas Program is being expanded and data of entire Pakistan has been compiled for the purpose and direct subsidy would be provided to 40 percent people by December this year.
He termed the incident as tragic saying that irrespective of the citizenship or influence of the culprit, he will have to face the law.
Talking about adverse impact of climate change, he advised the people to plant at least one sapling in this monsoon season.
He said now we are focusing on vertical construction to protect environment and to contain unplanned spread of cities.
Prime Minister said the idea of Ravi Urban City is aimed at protecting the River Ravi and green areas.
Responding to opposition's allegations of rigging in recently held Azad Kashmir elections and by-polls in Sialkot, Imran Khan said elections in AJK were held under PML-N-led government then how it is possible to rig the polls.
Replying to a caller, Imran Khan said ten new water reservoirs, including two large dams, will be constructed in next 10 years to store water for irrigation so that the country can become self-sufficient in food and other agricultural items.
Responding to a caller query about government's steps to make Pakistan a true replica of the state of Madina, Imran Khan said universal health coverage is being extended to all the provinces and areas where PTI is in power, to every citizen under which one can get medical treatment upto one million rupees.
Besides, soft loans are also being provided to the poor people for construction of their houses.