The federal government has constituted a parliamentary committee comprising members of the National Assembly from treasury as well as opposition benches to monitor ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A National Assembly spokesperson said on Thursday that the committee is mandated to inspect, monitor and supervise everything related to the novel coronavirus as well as its negative impact on the Pakistani economy. It will further review implementation of the national action plan for COVID-19 and compile recommendations to improve its execution, he said. The committee will also set up a sub-committee to compile TORs and submit its report in both upper and lower houses of the Parliament.The committee comprises Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza. It also includes Azam Khan Swati, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Khawaja Asif, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema, Asad Mahmood, Shibli Faraz, Mushahidullah Khan, Muhammad Ali Saif, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Sherry Rehman, Usman Khan Kakar, Siraj-ul-Haq, Sitara Ayaz, Dr Jahanzeb Jamaluddin, Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Aurangzeb Khan, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Akhtar Mengal, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti and Ameer Haider Khan Hoti.