ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said yesterday the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Tiger Force will become operational in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa next week. Speaking at a press conference, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the volunteer force on Monday after which it will start relief activities. He added protective gear and guidelines will be provided to the youth force to protect them from contracting the coronavirus.
Usman Dar said the tiger force will ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed during congregational prayers in mosques besides enforcing social distancing regulations at utility stores to check crowding. He said the volunteer force will also assist various institutions in containing the spread of the coronavirus. The SAPM said as many as one million youths have registered themselves for the tiger force. Earlier, the Sindh government had retracted its decision to use the Prime Minister’s Tiger Force for the purpose of ration distribution in the province.