CM Buzdar tells 77 new corona cases emerged in Punjab


LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said one corona patient has died while 77 new cases have been reported during the last 24 hours in Punjab.

In a statement issued on Monday, the CM disclosed that the number of active corona cases was 1561 while 11082 were tested during the last 24 hours.

A nominal increase in corona patients has been witnessed during the first 12 days of October as compared to September, he added. 20 educational institutions and 11 commercial areas have been locked down for failing to follow corona SOPs.

The citizens should follow SOPs and avoid going to congested places while maintaining social distancing, he further said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar will distribute agriculture machinery allotment certificates and e-credit cheques at a ceremony to be held at 90-SQA today (October 13).

The CM stated that 300 billion rupees worth PM agri emergency programme is going on successfully in the country while the latest agri machinery worth 46 crore rupees is provided to farmers at subsidized rates. Similarly, the e-credit scheme is also going on well, he added.

AIR OFFICER MEETS CM: Air Officer Commanding, Central Air Command Pakistan Air Force Lahore, Air Vice Marshal Zafar Aslam called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday.

The CM paid tributes to the valiant role played by PAF for defending the country and stated the whole nation is proud of the air force. The whole world has also recognized the professional skills and capabilities of the PAF, he added. It is satisfying that PAF is also active in the social sector and full cooperation will be extended to it in every social sector including education, he said. The CM assured the government is striving for early completion of the cadet college project in Fort Munroe and more resources will be provided. The Punjab government and PAF will continue collaboration in the health and education sectors, he added.