National Assembly secretariat closed till March 16 as Pakistan faces third Covid-19 wave

12:00 PM | 14 Mar, 2021
National Assembly secretariat closed till March 16 as Pakistan faces third Covid-19 wave
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ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly secretariat has been closed till March 16 amid rising coronavirus cases.

A notification issued on Sunday stated that all activities of the National Assembly have been partially suspended and the Secretariat offices have also been shut down to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Meetings of the National Assembly Standing, Public Accounts and Special Committees were postponed following the latest update.

The authorities have also approached the Capital Development Authority officials to immediately disinfect all the offices of the Assembly.

The staff has been directed to ensure their availability on the phone while wearing masks in the secretariat has been declared mandatory while hugging, shaking hands and other meetings are prohibited.

Moreover, all the officeholders along with relevant staff have been advised to undergo PCR tests to avoid further spread.

The notification further added that the officeholders will call only necessary staff and nobody will be allowed to enter the assembly premises without a mask from March 17. Adding that, office hours will be from 10 am to 4 pm.

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