APP46-12 ISLAMABAD: February 12 - Ambassador of France to Pakistan, H.E. Dr. Marc Barety called on Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari. APP

ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development  Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari Wednesday said the government was setting up quarantine center at Islamabad International Airport to effectively handle people coming from abroad after thorough screening.

“The facility may handle some 300 people at a time,” Zulfi Bukhari informed the French
Ambassador to Pakistan Marc Baréty who was called on him at the Overseas Ministry, a
press release said.

Both sides discussed matters pertaining to politics, economy and measures taken by
Pakistani and French governments to check Coronavirus.

The special assistant informed Barety that his government had allocated funds and taken
different initiatives to deal with Coronavirus.“Quarantine center is being established at the
Islamabad Airport,” he added.

The French Ambassador lauded the Pakistani government’s decision of setting up a
quarantine center at the airport.

He said France was carefully handling the issues relating to the evacuation its citizens
from China. Around 15,000 people in France died every year due to ‘winter flu’, he added.