ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has asked the federal government to take immediate steps to avoid the outspread of lethal and viral disease ‘Ebola’ in Pakistan.

PPP lawmakers, quoting the World Health Organization (WHO), demanded to discuss this important matter in the National Assembly in upcoming session to devise strategy to avoid the possible outspread of Ebola virus.

PPP MNAs including Dr. Nafisa Shah, Shazia Mari, Dr. Azra Fazal, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah & Ayaz Soomro also submitted a calling-attention notice in this regard.

As per the WHO, Pakistan is on a high risk of having Ebola virus disease if necessary steps are not taken on emergency basis.

Meanwhile, leader of opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to announce a special compensation package for the families of those journalists of Balochistan killed in terrorism activities.

“The deceased families deserves to be helped out because the journalists perform their duties in a very risky atmosphere and the services rendered by them needs to be acknowledged,” said Khursheed Shah, in a letter written to the PM after his recent visit to Balochistan.

PPP these days is raising Balochistan’s matter, as it has recently submitted a call-attention notice in the National Assembly about the government’s apathy on worsening law and order situation of Balochistan.