Pak army takes lead in fight against COVID-19
Pakistan army troops, deployed across the country in aid of civil power under article 245, are assisting Federal & Provincial administrations in ensuring enforcement measures for containment of COVID-19 with focus on Public Safety.
All points of entries (POE) are being manned & monitored, the establishment of joint check posts and joint patrolling with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) is being carried out effectively.
Pak army is conducting contact tracking, tracing to identify & isolate suspected individuals to ensure containment of COVID-19 spread.
Army troops are also assisting in the management of 182 quarantine facilities established across the country.
Details of troops deployment are as under:
AJ & K
Army troops assisting civil administration for enforcement measures in various parts of AJ& K including Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur, Barnala, Muzafarabbad, Bagh, Kel & Rawalakot.
Troops deployed in nine districts in far-flung areas including Awaran, Dukki, Chaghi, Lasbela, Kalat, Naushki, Khuzdar, Sibbi and Gawadar. Chaman Border closed for all types of move less food item vehicles. Army troops, doctors and paramedics assisting civil administration in managing Taftan Quarantine facility.
An additional container-based Quarantine facility for 600 individuals being established at Taftan. Tent based Quarantine facility with 805 tents with allied facilities as per best practices being established at Chaman. Army field medical battalion with specialist doctors and paramedics deployed at Chaman for management of Quarantine facility. Container-based Quarantine facility for 300 individuals being established at VIllage Killi Faizu, Chaman.
Army troops deployed in all 10 districts & far-flung areas to assist civil administration for enforcement measures, screening and testing measures taken by GB Govt. Pakistan army helicopters flew special sorties through Khunjrab pass for transporting & distribution of medical equipment received from China including 5 Ventilators, 2000 testing kits, 2000 medical suits, 2000 N95 Masks & 0.2 Million Face Masks on 27th March.
Joint check posts on entry/exit points, joint patrolling with police and isolation of suspected localities being carried out.
Troops deployed in 26 Districts. 4 border terminals and interprovincial boundary being manned & managed at Drazinda. Army troops assisting civil administration for management of Quarantine camps at Drazinda, Gomal University, DI Khan, Post Graduate Paramedic Institutes Peshawar. A Quarantine facility for 1500 individuals being established at Landi Kotal & Jamrud.Army troops & LEAs are ensuring isolation of 10 residential areas of confirmed cases at Peshawar, Mardan, Charsada & Bunner. Over 4000 suspected cases tracked and traced, being isolated to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Army troops have been deployed in 34 districts of the province. Joint check posts established on entry/exit points, patrolling with police for enforcement to measures taken by Provincial Govt.
Troops assisting civil administration in managing DG Khan, Multan, Faisalabad & Lahore Expo Centre Quarantine/isolation facilities.
Disinfection campaign underway of various public places including airport, train platforms and other such public places.
Troops deployed in 29 districts of Sindh. Pakistan Rangers Sindh along with Police deployed at all entry/exit points. Army troops/ Pakistan Rangers & Police Patrolling to enforce measures taken for containment of COVID-19 by the provincial government.
Troops assisting civil administration for management of Quarantine facilities at Sukkur & Karachi Expo Centre.