Coronavirus crisis: Government calls in Pakistan Army troops 1

Coronavirus crisis: Government calls in Pakistan Army troops

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Islamabad: The government convened the Pakistani military on Monday to curb the spread of a new corona virus across the country.

The military will be deployed throughout the country as the coronavirus cases surpassed 800 with six reported deaths.

“The Competent Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred under Article 245 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Section I31-A of CrPC is pleased to authorize deployment of sufficient strength of troops of Pakistan Army in Punjab province depending upon the requirement to be worked out by the provincial Government in liaison with the Army authorities in connection with the prevailing situation related to the spread of COVID-19 and matters ancillary thereto, subject to laws enforced in Pakistan,” read the notification for Punjab. 

Similar reports have been made from Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The report was made when the number of infected cases in the country rose to more than 800 and six cases had died from infection in Pakistan.

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