QUETTA: Balochistan Government has decided to resume Balochistan public transport services in the province from Monday after Prime Minister Imran Khan urged provinces to resume public transport services to facilitate the public who rely on these services.
Earlier the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa both made a similar decision allowing public transport to resume operations in their respective provinces from Monday (18 May 2020).
The permission to resume Balochistan public transport services is being given on the condition that transporters will need to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that will be decided in a meeting between transporters, commissioners and the Regional Transport Authority of the province.
However, the decision is being made even though businesses have failed to comply to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that were decided earlier when lockdown was eased in the province and a smart lockdown was implemented by the government.
Currently over 2,500 cases have emerged in the province and the provincial death toll has reached 36 people. The daily cases being reported keep rising as testing capacity is increased.