Decision to relax restrictions to be taken in consultation with provinces: Farrukh Habib.

ISLAMABAD -- Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Farrukh Habib on Wednesday said the Federal Government would take the decision to relax restrictions and lockdown in consultation with the provincial chief ministers.

Talking to a he daily-wagers, laborers and small business owners were directly hit by the lockdown imposed in the country to stem the coronavirus, who were facing difficulties to make both ends meet, and easing the restrictions would help them earn the livelihood.

He said the national economy was already in dire straits due to the foreign loans and weak policies of previous governments so a smart lockdown was necessary to keep the economic wheel running.

Farrukh Habib said the government had taken steps to enhance the coronavirus testing capacity. Testing kits were imported, besides protective equipment for...

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