Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Friday announced that it would follow the federal government’s instructions on gradually lifting the province’s ongoing coronavirus lockdown, a news source quoted Advisor to Chief Minister (CM) on Information Ajmal Wazir as saying.
While speaking at a press conference, Wazir said that the KP government would reopen all education institutions as per the decision taken by the federal government as the provincial government would not take any independent decision on this matter.
The advisor revealed that the province would have open markets for only five days a week. He said that the permission to resume operations is granted to several industries, including aluminium and steel, paint, poly vinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, and electrical equipment.
Wazir highlighted that discussion were underway with transporters on the matter of inter-district and intra-district transport operations which would be shared once the decision is finalised.
Earlier, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had announced to lift the countrywide coronavirus lockdown in a phased form – from May 9 onwards. He added that they had taken the decision to support ordinary people, labourers, and small business that had suffered a lot during the lockdown.