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Pakistani authorities called on the army to help in the fight against coronavirus

Pakistani authorities called on the army to help in the fight against coronavirus

The government of Pakistan called on the army to help in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases of infection has exceeded 800
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According to the notification of the Ministry of interior, the Federal government deployed the Pakistan army throughout the country in accordance with article 245 of the Constitution to assist the civil administration in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus.

In turn, the press Secretary of the Pakistan armed forces, major-General of the Babar Iftikhar said that the army is ready to provide all possible assistance.
"All available troops of the Pakistani army and its medical offices across the country were tasked to be ready in the shortest possible time to facilitate activities agreed with the civil administration," he said.

The Iftikhar said that the decision was made at a video conference of the chiefs of corps, under the chairmanship of chief of army staff on the issue COVID-19.
"Nothing can beat a responsible and strong nation. The Pakistani army, as part of the national forces, to serve and protect the nation," said the army chief of staff Javid Bajwa.

According to the latest National centre for the management and monitoring of the novel coronavirus, Pakistan had reported 873 cases of infection.