ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday recommended the efficiency of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) and the Ehsaas group for his or her efficient and coordinated response in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, which gained recognition by the UK-based ‘The Economist’ in its report.
The premier appreciated the three departments of the federal government and expressed gratitude to Allah Almighty for His blessings.
“Congratulations to NCOC members, Ehsaas team & State Bank of Pakistan for effective response to COVID-19 pandemic; and above all thanks to the mercy of Almighty Allah,” he stated in a message on Twitter.
In its International Normalcy Index, The Economist journal had ranked Pakistan at quantity three out of fifty nations that carried out properly in controlling the COVID-19 unfold.
The report confirmed that Pakistan’s neighbours, India and China, have been ranked 48 and 19 with scores of 46.5 and 72.9 respectively. The United States stood at twentieth within the rating.
The Economist’s ‘normalcy index’ focuses on how higher the nations are returning to their pre-pandemic ranges, by grading every nation utilizing eight indicators: Time not at residence, retail, workplace use, public transport, street visitors, flights, cinema and sports activities attendance.
In response to the report, an increase was witnessed within the world normalcy throughout March 2020 because of a number of nations imposing lockdowns.
With 100 set because the pre-pandemic degree of exercise, Pakistan ranked third with 84.4 out of 100. Hong Kong topped the record with a rating of 96.3 whereas New Zealand was ranked second with 87.8.
Within the class of ‘office use’, ‘retail’, ‘public transport’ and ‘time not spent at home’, Pakistan ranked over 100. Nonetheless, the classes of ‘cinema’ and ‘flights’ witness a low rating.