Coronavirus: lockdown to have lasting impacts on poor people: Imran Khan

Curfew can impact poor segment of society

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday evening urged upon the masses to practice social distancing and avoid unnecessary gatherings to contain the novel coronavirus in the country.

Talking to journalists, the premier said that a lockdown across the country would have a lasting impact on poor people. “We are not doing that bad,” he insisted.

Petrol, diesel prices to be reduced by Rs15

During a media briefing, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that petrol and diesel prices will be reduced Rs15. “Petrol, diesel, kerosene and light diesel will all be reduced by Rs15 per liter,” he said.

Wheat supply to be ensured: Minister

Minister for National Food Security and Research Khusro Bakhtiar has said that the federal and provincial governments will receive reserve stocks within six weeks which would be used to ensure that there is no disturbance in the supply of wheat throughout the country.

Addressing concerns about food shortage, he said that Pakistan has an adequate amount of pulses for the next two months and prices would be reduced by Rs30-40 in April.

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