PM Imran Khan made the announcement after chairing the National Coordination Committee (NCC) in Islamabad. National Command and Operation Centre made the recommendations regarding reopening of small businesses and educational institutions by easing lockdown.
“We have decided to lift the lockdown … I must make it clear that lockdown will be lifted from Saturday … not from tomorrow but from Saturday,” the PM said.
“We are doing it because the people are in extreme difficulty. Small business owners, daily-wagers, labourers are facing difficulties. We fear that small and medium industries may completely vanish if we do not lift the lockdown,” the premier said.
The Premier added “Though the curve is going up, but we can’t say when we would witness the peak. Even countries that have flat curves can not surely say anything about it,”