Thank you to the team at NCOC — led by Planning Minister Asad Umar and chief coordinator Lt Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan — that led the fight against the virus with methodological efficiency and operational effectiveness
Asad Umar kept his eye on the ball through uncertain times and provided clear-headed direction when much was unclear about the situation
Gen Hamood provided decisive operational command by mobilising state resources across the country and leveraging institutional capacities to the optimum to battle the virus
There will be a time to review where things could have been done differently
on this Eid let us extend our thanks to all those who teamed up at NCOC to fight the good fight and deliver results.
Thank you to the leaders of all provinces who cooperated with each other and coordinated efforts aimed at enforcing SOPs and enhancing the capacity of their medical facilities. They were aided ably by their respective administrations and law-enforcement agencies that did a commendable job in implementing lockdowns. There will be a time to question response times and resource management at all levels, but on this Eid let us say thanks to all those in the provinces who did what they could to the best of their abilities despite constraints of the system.
Crucial times lie ahead of this Eid. If we can follow social distancing and take all precautions, we may be able to cross an important hurdle. The hurdles beyond the virus will however demand more than what we have displayed so far. If only we can learn the right lessons