Pakistan has become one of the biggest exporters of the coronavirus material, said Fawad Chaudhry.
The provincial capital, Karachi, witnessed a sharp increase in street crime during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown as mask wearing dacoits are on the loose in the metropolis.
Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three suspects and recovered a huge number of surgical masks from a godown in Sialkot.
The Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a bid to smuggle a huge quantity of surgical masks at Islamabad International Airport on Thursday.
The law enforcement agency on indication of accused Mohammad Usman captured 74,000 surgical masks and 200 infusion water drips from a place in the city, a spokesman said.
Two cases of novel coronavirus were confirmed in Pakistan on Wednesday.