PTI MPA defends his violation of coronavirus-related SOPs

By: News Desk      Published: 04:26 PM, 14 May, 2021
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PTI MPA Fazal Elahi welcoming his guests.

Fazal Elahi, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), openly flouted the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) as he continued to receive guests at his hujra (guestroom) on Eid day (Thursday) and Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

According to reports, neither Fazal nor anyone from amongst his visitors wore a facemask or maintained social distancing. 

The MPA kept shaking hands with people as well as hugging them. 

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This is notwithstanding the fact that KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khand announced celebrating Eid with simplicity.

However, later speaking to the media, PTI MPA Fazal Elahi said although implementation on the coronavirus-related SOPs was continuing in the province, still the Pakhtuns could not detach themselves from their traditions.

“History bears testimony to the fact that a Pakhtun’s hujra had never been empty even during times of wars,” he said, and added, “People of my constituency love me, and I cannot distance myself from them merely because of pandemic.”

Reporter Azmat Ali Shah