Health and Finance Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Taimur Jhagra has said that the province will release 121 Taftan returned patients tomorrow (Friday) after completing quarantine in Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar. Taimur Jhagra took to Twitter and said, “As the country battles the virus, there will be many low moments, but we must celebrate the successes along the way, and this is as big as they come.” Tomorrow KP will release 121 Taftan returned #CoronavirusOutbreak suspects after completing quarantine / negative test in DIK & Peshawar. As we battle the virus, there will be many low moments, but we must celebrate the successes along the way, and this is as big as they come. pic.twitter.com/GyhOGtKMT7 — Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) April 2, 2020 In another tweet, the minister said that out of these pilgrims several were from Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad. Despite this, he said, the KP government acted in national interest and did not abandon them. 1. We talk of acting in the national interest during this crisis; here is what CM @IMMahmoodKhan & KP Govt decided. Note that of 121 Taftan returnees to KP, 13 were from Punjab, Sindh & Islamabad. We did not abandon these people just because they were mistakenly transported here. pic.twitter.com/5sRIBGCGgt — Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) April 2, 2020 “Because once here transporting them back would have exposed many other people across Pakistan to risk,” he added.