PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that for bilateral trade with Afghanistan, it has been decided to keep the Torkham border open for 24 hours six days in a week for all trucks under SOPs. In the last few days, after the opening of the border for 24 hours, trade has been increased tremendously, adding that with the consent of both the countries, Saturday has been reserved for pedestrian border crossings. He expressed these views while briefing the media at the Civil Secretariat Peshawar on Thursday. He said that Pakistanis returning home from Afghanistan through Torkham border were being quarantined in Khyber district. Ajmal Wazir said that Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has announced that Eid ul fitr will be celebrated with simplicity this year and all kinds of unnecessary activities will be avoided. “This time Eidi should be distributed among the deserving people instead of their own children” He added He said that precautionary measures should be strictly followed on the occasion of Eid ul fitr. Ajmal Wazir once again appealed to philanthropist to help needy and poor people on the occasion of Eid. Explaining the situation of Corona in the province, Ajmal Wazir said that the recovery rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the highest among the rest of the provinces of the country, which is 31%. He said that there were 200 isolation wards in the province with a capacity of 5598 beds. Similarly, there were about 359 quarantine centers in the province. He said that more than 550 ventilators in the province have been reserved for corona patients. He said that for the first time in history, Allah has given Pakistan a sincere Prime Minister who is free from allegations of corruption. “Prime Minister is also in the field to defeat Corona with his sincere efforts. Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking effective measures against Corona along with all the provinces”. He added Ajmal Wazir said that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan is leading from front against Corona, and he himself visiting hospitals and quarantine centers.
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