13 March 2020 – Western borders closed and all large public gatherings banned

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Social Services, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister and NSC. Implementation by relevant ministries

Overview: The National Security Committee (NSC) met for the first time on 13th March and decided to take a number of steps to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. Measures taken include:
closing borders with Iran, Afghanistan for two weeks, shutting schools until April 5th, banning large public gatherings for two weeks, cancelling Pakistan Day parade, operating international flights only from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, and
remaining PSL matches to take place only in empty stadiums.
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1540587/pakistan-closes-western-borders-bans-public-gatherings-as-coronavirus-cases-rise-to-28

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, National – other