KEA seeks unlock amid dip in Covid cases

Srinagar, May 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) has urged the authorities to issue guidelines for unlocking as the Covid cases are showing downtrend and the economy is in dire straits.

The KEA Chairman, Muhammad Yaseen Khan speaking at a function organized to deliberate on strategies for Kashmir’s economy to move forward amid pandemic, said that there was need to ease out lockdown as cases and deaths attributed to Covid had come down.

“At this point of time we are not talking about any compensation or revival package as the losses are still piling up, but what we want is a breather from the government that if the situation is improving , the genuine concern of the business sector must be kept in mind,” he said.

He added that there was a dire need for a revival package for all segments of the economy who are suffering. “KEA will come up with a whitepaper on it separately. But our function was to deliberate on the future course of action which was attended by our districts heads, prominent industrialist, Muhammad Ashraf Mir and members of Transporters Welfare Association led by Shabbir Matta.”

Muhammad Yaseen Khan said that the KEA would ensure implementation of all Covid appropriate behavior at workplaces, adding that Kashmir economy was bleeding losses from the past three years and there was need to help it come out of financial quagmire.

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