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Essential industry to be opened in phases: Firdous

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Saturday the government would open the essential industry  in phases to ensure that food-supply chain was not affected in the country.
“The government was in consultation with the industry to chalk-out Standard  Operating Procedures (SoPs) regarding health and hygiene of the workers before granting permission”, she said in a media interaction during a visit of a quarantine Centre here at the Jinnah Hospital.
To a question, Dr. Firdous said the government had lifted ban on the goods  transport for maintaining uninterrupted food supply, adding that the permission for wheat reaping and the allied industry was part of government’s efforts to save the country from impending economic challenges. About the construction industry, she said the grant of status of industry to the construction sector was a decision aimed at providing jobs to the unemployed labour. —APP

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