In a meeting chaired by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, the concerned authorities reviewed the lockdown situation, arrangements for Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan and other issues related to the corona virus and approved some important decisions. Provincial Minister Mir Zahoor Baledi Zamrak Khan Achakzai Mir Asad Baloch Abdul Khaliq Hazara Member Assembly Asghar Khan Achakzai Mubeen Khan Khilji Chief Secretary Fazil Asghar Additional Chief Secretary Home Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Secretary Health Secretary Secretary Finance Secretary Food Secretary Sports and Incharge Control Room Additional IG Police Commissioner Quetta DGP PDMA and Deputy Commissioner Quetta also attended the meeting. Commissioner Quetta called on the meeting with scholars of various schools of thought and representatives of business organizations. Briefing about the progress of Taraweeh prayers, he said that Taraweeh prayers are organized in 590 mosques of Quetta city. The meeting directed the police and the administration to ensure implementation of the lockdown, restrict the use of masks by the public and take immediate action in case of assembly and agreed to this. The current situation of Corona virus cannot be tolerated by any negligence on the part of the people. The meeting reviewed the progress of distribution of rations to the beneficiaries and directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure transparency and quality in the distribution of rations. The Health Secretary informed the meeting about the availability of more PCR machines and excision machines The installation will double the capacity of corona virus testing in the next two days, which will facilitate sapphire testing of the virus in different parts of the city and will yield quick results, he said. Overseeing all related medical matters. The meeting decided that families living in small houses and if the test of one member of the family is positive, he cannot be isolated at home. Will be facilitated and the public will be informed that in such a case they are immediately firm.The meeting directed the health department to take all possible steps on fast track to increase the isolation facilities. It was agreed in the meeting that protection of public health is the most important issue on which no compromise can be made. Regarding procurement of wheat, Secretary Food informed that procurement of wheat has been started in Naseerabad division.
Speaking during the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the cure for Corona virus has not been discovered yet and precaution is the only way to stay safe from the virus.
He conveyed the message to the people to understand the importance of precautionary measures. The deaths due to corona virus are a reality. Not to take any risk of carelessness of the people. The Chief Minister said that the government, ministers and members of the Assembly would create a tendency of adopting simplicity in the people by celebrating Ramadan and Eid with simplicity. The meeting was also briefed on the progress of PSDP and financial situation of the province before the start of the meeting expressing grief over the death of former provincial minister Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen.