Aslam Iqbal calls on PM Imran Khan

By: News Desk      Published: 02:30 PM, 16 Apr, 2020
Aslam Iqbal calls on PM Imran Khan
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Punjab Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has called on PM Imran Khan to discuss the coronavirus effects on the industrial process, and the government’s response to it by opening various industries.

During the discussion, both discussed the future plan, while Mian Aslam Iqbal welcomed the federal government’s decision of opening of the construction sector and low-risk industry. The provincial minister also thanked the PM on behalf of the business community.

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The PM said that the government is determined to take any step to stop the spread of the virus, but “We also realize the negative effects of the lockdown on the lower-middle class and the daily wagers.”

Imran Khan further said, “We have shared standard operating procedures (SOPs) with the provinces about the industries we have allowed to open so that the workers’ safety could be ensured.”

The PM directed the minister to keep in touch with the business community and the chambers so that the application of the intended SOPs could be ensured.