Pakistan, Prime Minister, Imran Khan, coronavirus testing system, coronavirus, COVID-19

‘We are using coronavirus testing system provided by our intelligence agency’: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is using a system which has been provided by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to test, trace and quarantine suspected coronavirus cases.

According to a BR report, PM Imran said the system was designed for terrorists but it is being used by the government to counter coronavirus.

He said this while speaking during Ehsaas Telethon on a private TV channel which was held to raise funds to tackle the pandemic on Thursday.

Imran said that tracking and testing is the only way to reopen businesses. He said consequences of coronavirus lockdown are yet to come. He said the economic impact of coronavirus will worsen further and the government is raising funds to cope with the arising situation.

The PM said the government is utilizing donated funds in a transparent manner to help poor people. “No government can face the challenge of coronavirus alone and without the support of its people,” the PM stated.

He remarked, “Everyone has to put in their share to defeat the deadly pandemic.” He said no country can reinforce a lockdown for an indefinite period.

He pointed out that overseas Pakistanis contribute generously whenever the country faces a bigger challenge. “What differentiates the coronavirus from other viruses is that its rate of spread is “unprecedented”. He urged citizens to practise social distancing.

The prime minister mentioned that it is the responsibility of the government to spend funds for the right purpose and for the right cause.

He highlighted, “We have to go for smart lockdown to support economy of the country. There is need to open small shops and other businesses for economic growth.” Imran said, “We will have to live with it. Every country will have to adjust according to its conditions.”

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