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Interior ministry issues notification referring Pak Army’s deployment amidst COVID-19 outbreak

The notification comes at a time when the number of affected cases in the country have surpassed 800 and six people have succumbed to the pathogen in Pakistan.

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The interior ministry of Pakistan issued a notification on Monday stating that Pak Army troops were deployed throughout the country to confront the spread of the pathogen COVID-19.

“The Competent Authority, in the 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 the 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.

It is pertinent to mention here that similar notifications were issued for Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The notification comes at a time when the number of affected cases in the country has surpassed 800 and six people have succumbed to death in Pakistan.

the authorSamra Mazhar

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