Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that Corona is not going anywhere, people should be careful otherwise it will be to their own detriment, the more people will be careful, follow SOPs the better we will be able to deal with this crisis And we will put less burden on the health staff. We have already said that the coronavirus will spread. We wanted the lockout in Pakistan to be a blackout. There is a lot of pressure on our administration and the police. Except for everyone else
It will be opened under some SOPs, people should not think that the lockdown is over and start living as before, follow the SOPs otherwise curfew will have to be imposed in the most affected areas and then business in these areas Will be destroyed, now a large number of Pakistanis stranded abroad will be brought back. A meeting of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held at the Prime Minister’s House on Monday to review the current situation.
The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of the four provinces and concerned provincial officials through video link. The meeting reviewed all the options including maintaining lockdown or not. In a media briefing after the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that as soon as we came to know about the spread of Corona, we convened a meeting on only 26 cases and locked it down. “Until then, no one knew what would happen next. We consulted doctors and took stock of the global situation,” he said. “When the coronavirus reached Europe, we saw that the situation in China and Europe was similar.”
No way, there is a lot of poverty in our country compared to these countries. 50 million people cannot eat two meals a day. Two and a half million people are earning daily. If they do not earn daily, their hearth will not burn. The Prime Minister said. That I had in mind that if Pakistan is locked down like Europe, what will happen to these poor people? Lockdown can reduce the spread of the virus, but it is not a cure because the lockdown has affected the poor.
Imran Khan said that the impact of the lockdown on the rich and the slums are being differentiated. Yes, we have to keep in mind both the spread of the virus and hunger and poverty, the provinces have the power to look after them, the rich have something else to say but the voice of the poor who are in trouble is not heard, the reason for the lockdown.
The Prime Minister said that he never stopped his business but did it under duress. Until the vaccine is available, the virus will not be eradicated. The whole world, including the richest countries, has come to the conclusion that we need to get rid of this virus. Imran Khan said that the effects of lockdown on rich people are different and its effects on slum dwellers are being compiled differently. We have to keep in mind both the spread of the virus and hunger and poverty.
They have the option, they also have to see, those who have money say something else, but the voice of the poor who are in trouble is not being raised. The Prime Minister said that it is the responsibility of the people to live successfully with the virus, Corona is not going anywhere, people should be careful otherwise it will be to their own detriment.
The more people take precautions, the more SOPs will be implemented, the better we will be able to deal with this crisis and minimize the burden on our doctors and health workers. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that at least this year So we have to deal with the virus. The Prime Minister said that it was already in my mind that the kind of lockdown that took place in Wuhan if I implement such a lockdown, what will happen to these people? The Prime Minister said that the kind of lockdown in Pakistan. Didn’t want such a lockdown in the air, we banned everything including gatherings, events, sports, schools, universities. However, I never shut down the business and construction industry, but because of the 18th Amendment, the provinces have the power. The Prime Minister said that the richest country in the world like the USA where one lakh people have died has also decided to open the lockdown.
The Prime Minister said that our administration and the police There is a lot of pressure, some sectors will remain closed and all others are reopening. The Prime Minister said that he has decided to reopen everything except SOPs except specific sectors but appealed to the people not to think that the lockdown is over Done and start living as before, follow SOPs otherwise curfew will have to be imposed in the most affected areas and then business in these areas Prime Minister Imran Khan said that it was decided in the NCC meeting that now a large number of Pakistanis stranded abroad would be brought back.
He said that the first problem was that we had limited screening facilities. Imran Khan said that a limited number of Pakistanis were being repatriated so that a large number of citizens could not be brought from abroad. Imran Khan said that now we have decided to launch flights to bring back Pakistanis stranded abroad. The number is being increased, they will be tested at airports and then sent home. If the result is positive, they will have to be quarantined at home. Imran Khan said that our observation is that people with money OPZ are being practiced but the common man has a different attitude towards Corona. In this regard, Tiger Force volunteers will create awareness among the people.