Majority of the coronavirus cases being reported in Lahore are from the Defence and Cantt areas of the city, an official of Punjab’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has revealed.

As per reports, Director Pperations at PDMA Nisar Ahmed said, “These people from the posh areas usually have a travel history and they are continuing their kitty parties and not practicing social distancing.”

According to the provincial government’s daily statistics of those tested positive in the city, six people are “not traceable”.


Ahmed, however, denied the information. “I don’t think that is true,” he said, adding that the Punjab government is using cellphone data and artificial intelligence to trace people, once they enter the province.

“We can trace the travels of each one of the 11 million people in Lahore.  Anyone who leaves the airport, we know exactly where there they went, where they stopped and for how many minutes. This state-of-the-art technology is being used in Punjab for the first time,” he explained.