PM Says Sindh Govt Imposed Lockdown Out Of ‘Panic’
Prime Minister Imran Khan, during the live telethon on Thursday, said that the Sindh government panicked over the coronavirus outbreak and locked down the entire province in a haste. They just needed to have ‘self belief’ which would have brought things under control, he said.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was the first one to announce a lockdown in the province, to prevent the fast spread of coronavirus, and Sindh has been able to contain it’s cases from then onwards.
However, PM started his speech today by reminding the people that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf will not be politicising the pandemic and also urged other parties to refrain from profiting off a crisis.
If you have self belief you can hug COVID 19.
'Sindh govt. didn't have it so they went into panic.'
Imran Khan pic.twitter.com/MBZXMBzzeZ
— Asma (@AsmaZhk) April 23, 2020
As of today, Pakistan’s tally of confirmed virus cases has crossed 10,800 while deaths linked to the virus infections have climbed to 226.
Senior doctors have also condemned the act of easing the lockdown and has appealed to the government for a strict regulation policy of public gatherings but PM Imran Khan has not taken notice of the loss of lives and a collapsing medial heath care system.