ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): The government has decided to outline safety guidelines for the workers of those industries, which are required to be kept operational to ensure the supply of essential commodities.
It was decided during a high-level videoconference chaired by Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Saturday. The meeting discussed proposals for ensuring continued operation of various industries, especially those included in the food and medicine supply chains, during the COVID-19 emergency.
The meeting reviewed the situation and considered proposals relating to the management of supply chains of essential commodities, during the partial or complete shutdown in place in various parts of the country. Matters related to continued supply of electric power and petroleum products were also discussed.
It was decided that detailed safety guidelines for the workers will be outlined for those industries, which are required to be kept operational to ensure the supply of essential commodities. The guidelines will be implemented in collaboration with the industry associations.
The meeting directed the Ministry of Industries to closely monitor any issues faced by the industries identified for continued operation and address them in a proactive manner.
The Ministry of Commerce was directed to make assessments for import requirement of such industries and remove the bottlenecks, if any.
It was decided that the proposals finalised at the meeting will be shared with the provinces for their input, before submission to the National Coordination Committee, for final approval.
Ministers for Power, National Food Security and EAD, Advisor on Commerce & Industries as well as senior officials participated in the videoconference.
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