The way Pakistan has addressed the COVID-19 challenge was really commendable and the country is a role model in this context, said British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner, in a meeting with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz here on Monday. Turner said effective communication and care were the real weapons in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Shibli Faraz said Pakistan’s government, from day one, had maintained a balanced approach and exercised due care for both lives and livelihood of people. He said the strategy of smart lockdown had proved very effective in coping with the Covid-19 challenge. “We have also adopted an effective communication strategy, continuously messaged public, kept them engaged and attentive to deal with the changing situation,” he said, adding these efforts would be continued. The minister said National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was the nerve center to synergize and articulate national efforts against COVID-19 and implement the decisions based on authentic data and information. He added that Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and NCOC were working in close coordination as far as dissemination of information was concerned.