Hotel quarantine centres charging Rs4,000 per day
The Pakistanis returning to the country spend a 14-day mandatory period in quarantine. It was widely believed that the government would arrange this for them, but they are paying up to Rs4,000 per day in Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The government had hired the services of hotels to turn these into temporary quarantine centres so that the Pakistanis coming from abroad could be housed there.
But the hotel owners are charging Rs3,000 to Rs4,000 per day from hundreds of them. Reason? The local administration doesn’t have any money.
The administration is now worried where they could be housed and who would bear the expenses.
According to the Islamabad DC, the government paid the money for the 2,000 Pakistanis who were first returned, but it won’t disburse more amount as another 30,000 people are expected to arrive.
The DC added that the hotels had been directed to charge less amount from them and the government would not make any financial arrangements for those who flying back willfully.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad district administration has informed the federal government that the hotels could not accommodate more people.