Inter-provincial transport banned for two days a week

By: News Desk      Published: 05:42 PM, 4 Apr, 2021
Inter-provincial transport banned for two days a week

The government has decided to ban inter-provincial transport for two days a week from April 10 to April 25, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) held in Islamabad on Sunday.

According to a statement released by the NCOC, goods, freight, medical and other emergency services will be exempted.

The statement says “In a session held at NCOC, it has been decided to ban inter-provincial transport for two days a week (Saturday and Sunday) with effect from 10 April 2021(0001 hours PST) to 25 April 2021 (0059 hours PST). 

•Railway to continue to operate 7 days a week with 70% occupancy. 

•Ban will be reviewed on 20 April 2021 by NCOC.”

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on March 31, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had suggested to the federal government to ban inter-provincial transport for two weeks in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. 

Murad Ali Shah had said that it was the only way the spread of pandemic could be controlled. “I do not say there should be no inter-provincial transport for a year. Only a two-week break can break the Covid-19’s cycle,” he said.