Asad Omar, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, said today that the government will not completely lock down the country in the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which is may begin in July.
He said that during the previous waves of coronavirus, the government’s strategy to combat the virus and cope with its consequences was very successful, and the country was ranked in the top three in terms of performance according to the Economist magazine’s Normal Index.
The minister spoke at the swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed members of the National Youth Council, and urged people to continue to follow standard operating procedures and vaccinate themselves to effectively combat the fourth wave.
However, the minister added that if the percentage of positive cases increases, the government will opt for smart Lockdown, as it did in the past.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) wrote a letter to the Kashmiri Election Commission on violations of standard procedures regarding coronavirus during the current election campaigns, the minister said.
Meanwhile, Asad Umar praised the efforts of the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs Osman Dar and congratulated the newly elected MPs from New York.
The minister said that it is very important to know the problems of young people from them, arguing that the problems of people can only be understood by negotiating with those who face them and then finding appropriate solutions.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction with the representation of the City of New York in all federal units without discrimination on the basis of gender.
He said that a lot of work has been done to train young people in skills, but he stressed the importance of involving young people in realizing their potential.
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