KP approves package for corona frontline workers

By: News Desk      Published: 05:10 PM, 30 Apr, 2020
KP approves package for corona frontline workers

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet has approved a financial package for the medical staff fighting coronavirus.

The cabinet meeting held in Peshawar on Thursday finalized the seven-million-rupee package for any frontline worker martyred while crusading against the coronavirus regardless of his pay scale, in addition to approving the KP Epidemic Control and Emergency Relief Ordinance that will penalize the patrons of any social association if they fail to report to the authorities any individual with the coronavirus living or working under them.

While briefing after the cabinet meeting, provincial information minister Ajmal Khan Wazir said that the cabinet also approved the establishment of KPK Power Transmission and Grid System Company. “Under this plan, the province will be able to establish its own grid and transmission system.”

In addition, the provincial cabinet also extended the vacations till May 15. All the fast food restaurants will remain closed till further orders. However, dairy shops have been given some relaxation as they can now remain open after 4 PM.

Also, all the picnic places will remain closed, and the visitors in jails will also be banned until further orders.

Ajmal Wazir said that the cabinet decided in principle to open the cattle market; however, a proper plan would be devised before its execution.

Before implementing the SOPs, the cabinet approved the KP Epidemic Control and Emergency Relief Ordinance. Under this, the patrons of the family, heads of the health workers of an educational institute, or the persons in charge of a public transport, restaurants or hotels would be legally bound to inform the authorities if there is any person with the infection is working under them.

In case of non-compliance, the cabinet suggested some penalties and fines.