FM Qureshi Gets Angry After Reporter Questions Violation Of Social Distancing Protocol
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi lost his cool when a reporter asked him why he was not following the social distancing protocol during his media briefing.
A reporter questioned, “Don’t you think it is necessary for all of us to maintain social distancing here?” The federal minister got angry after listening to this question and said, “You shouldn’t have come then. I didn’t invite you or forced you to come here.”
At a presser reporter asks foreign minister why he's not following physical distancing. Qureshi gets angry, tells the reporter: You shouldn't have come, did I invite you? pic.twitter.com/ZJWv6Mtmrp
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Shah Mahmood Qureshi termed the question of the reporter as a result of ‘negative thinking’. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader said that he was there to provide a ‘service’. “I am doing my work here and you [reporter] are also supposed to do the same.”
The deadly coronavirus has claimed 476 lives in Pakistan, while 4,635 patients have recovered successfully and have been discharged from the hospitals.
The national tally of coronavirus confirmed cases has risen to 21,044, with the provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan confirming 7,646, 7,882, 3,288, 1,321 cases respectively. Meanwhile, 372 cases in Gilgit-Baltistan, 464 in Islamabad, and 71 in Kashmir have been reported to date.