Lahore: President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi and Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar inaugurated Corona Heroes Wall at Governor House Lahore to pay homage to those who fought on the front line against the Corona Pandemic. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Bazdar, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Provincial Minister were present in the event.
According to details, President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi and Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar inaugurated the Corona Heroes Wall at Governor’s House Lahore on Tuesday while Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Bazdar, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Provincial Minister for Information Fayyaz Al Hassan Chauhan and Provincial Minister Dr Akhtar Malik were present among others.
Talking to media after the ceremony, President Arif Ali said that if Pakistan and India look at the issues related to Corona, then the number of Corona patients and deaths in India is in lakhs but thank God Pakistan has adopted its successful strategy and Coronavirus Pandemic was brought under control and today the whole world is recognizing it. The President said that the threat of Corona Pandemic still exists and there is a need to implement all the SOPs regarding Corona prevention. He said that despite the economic challenges, the government fully supported the poor families during Coronavirus and gave Rs 12,000 each to the poor families without any discrimination. He said that today Pakistan is moving forward with success in all respects. I appreciate the steps taken by Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Bazdar for the construction of Corona Wall and preventing the spread of Corona.
Talking to the media after the inauguration ceremony, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the purpose of Corona Heroes Wall was to acknowledge and pay tribute to Corona Heroes including doctors, medical staff, Vice-Chancellors of universities, Police, Armed Forces and other sections of the society. During the Corona Pandemic, we established the first telemedicine center in Pakistan in which hundreds of doctors, consultants and professors checked up and provided medical care to millions of patients free of charge through online and video links.
Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that when Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Governor House for the Corona Relief Funds, the business community and philanthropists generously participated in the Corona Relief Fund and deposited a donation of over Rs. 60 crore. Under Punjab Development Network, we teamed up with the business community and philanthropists and did the charity of 10 Billion rupees. We not only provided ration to 20 lac families but also provided N95 masks, sanitizers and medicines to doctors and paramedical staff. ‘’We have also provided ventilators to various government hospitals in Punjab in collaboration with the business community,” he said. More than 46,000 inmates in the jails were also provided with protective equipment to protect them from Coronavirus.
Governor Punjab expressed his gratitude to the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister, Federal and Provincial Governments, Chief Secretary Punjab, Provincial and District Administration, National Command and Operations Center, National Disaster Management Authority, Punjab Disaster Management Authority, Police, Armed Forces and also to the Vice Chancellors for successful war against Coronavirus Pandemic. Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that I am thankful to the welfare organizations and their volunteers who risked their lives to visit the homes of poor families and provided them with rations and relief items. He said that these volunteers are our assets.