By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan on Tuesday said over 5000 Zaireen were provided all basic facilities including medical services for 14 days at quarantine center at Pak-Iran border Taftan. The Chief Minister chaired a high level meeting that thoroughly reviewed arrangements to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the province. Senior officers, legislators participated in the meeting.

Over 5000 Zaireen (Shia Pilgrims) entered from Iran into Pakistan at Taftan in the aftermath of outbreak of deadly virus in neighboring country.

The Chief Minister however expressed concern over an allegation that his government had not done sufficient arrangements at Pak-Iran border Taftan to quarantine Zaireen. The province used all its own resources and manpower to cope with the situation and contain the deadly virus.

The NDMA only provided 1200 tents, blankets and 300 testing kits in this regard, the Chief Minister said. Neither we demanded an support from federal government nor from provinces, he mentioned.

The Chief Minister stated that his government honestly made its contribution to support the Zaireen at Taftan border and criticism by some quarters in this regard had no justification.

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