Pakistan becomes self sufficient in COVID-19 material, exports equipment

Pakistan to export COVID-19 supplies to the developed countries. The country has exploited the opportunity to boost its exports. President visits parliament to oversee session arrangements. On the other hand, YouTube head writes a letter to PM Imran Khan and announces funds for Pakistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated Made in Pakistan Initiative of Ministry of Science and Technology focusing on boosting indigenous productivity in the face of coronavirus pandemic.

This he stated while talking to Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain who called on him in Islamabad.

The Minister gave a detailed briefing on various products produced in Pakistan for coronavirus, including face masks, protective clothing and other stuff.\

The Prime Minister appreciated the performance of the ministry in preparation of products relating to coronavirus and other steps.

Chaudhary Fawad Hussain also discussed with the prime minister on establishment of Biotechnology Park and manufacturing of agricultural equipment.

President visits National Assembly to review arrangements for session

President Arif Alvi directed that social distancing should be maintained in the upcoming session of the National Assembly for the safety of the parliamentarians and staff against the threat of coronavirus.

During a visit to National Assembly, the President was apprised by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri and NA officials about the arrangements being made for the session to be held on Monday.

The President visited the hall of the National Assembly, reviewed preparations for the session and instructed that members should be asked to follow safety guidelines and sit one seat apart from each other. He expressed satisfaction at the arrangements for the session.

The Deputy Speaker said Senate session had also been requisitioned and added that the health and safety guidelines against spread of coronavirus, would be followed during the session.

In the briefing, it was informed that the recommendations of the National Assembly Committee on the holding of session during COVID-19, would be implemented.

In line with the recommendations of the committee, additional medical staff would be deployed during the sessions.

Special passes would be issued to media persons, assigned to cover the sessions as per suggestion of Parliamentary Reporters Association (PRA). President Arif Alvi directed that social distancing should be maintained in the upcoming session of the National Assembly for the safety of the parliamentarians and staff against the threat of coronavirus.

During a visit to National Assembly, the President was apprised by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri and NA officials about the arrangements being made for the session to be held on Monday.

The President visited the hall of the National Assembly, reviewed preparations for the session and instructed that members should be asked to follow safety guidelines and sit one seat apart from each other. He expressed satisfaction at the arrangements for the session.

The Deputy Speaker said Senate session had also been requisitioned and added that the health and safety guidelines against spread of coronavirus, would be followed during the session.

In the briefing, it was informed that the recommendations of the National Assembly Committee on the holding of session during COVID-19, would be implemented.
In line with the recommendations of the committee, additional medical staff would be deployed during the sessions.

Special passes would be issued to media persons, assigned to cover the sessions as per suggestion of Parliamentary Reporters Association (PRA).

YouTube announces $5 million aid for Pakistan in fight against coronavirus

YouTube has announced $5 million aid for Pakistan in fight against the novel coronavirus.

According to media reports, In her letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, YouTube’s Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki lauded his effective and timely measures against COVID-19.

Underscoring the need for joint efforts to overcome the pandemic, Wojcicki said that YouTube will help Pakistan in fight against the virus. She extended continuous support to the country in containing the spread of the deadly virus.

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Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk

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