President Dr Arif Alvi says the government’s effective COVID-19 strategy played a major role in the country’s economic survival.
He was addressing the inaugural session of a three-day 2nd International Conference of Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine with the theme of “Evidence Based Medicine in Islamabad.
The president said that improvement in all micro and macro-economic indicators endorsed the numbers of GDP growth, which were disputed by some political forces.
Dr Arif Alvi said the National Command and Control Center opted for an evidence based policy of smart lockdowns with the help of National Database and Registration Authority.
The president said despite criticism from various segments of the society, the mosques in Pakistan remained open with the implementation of COVID Standard Operating Procedures.