Bilawal comes out of lockdown, reaches Islamabad

By: News Desk      Published: 03:43 PM, 19 Apr, 2020
Bilawal comes out of lockdown, reaches Islamabad
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PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari came out of the lockdown on Sunday and reached Islamabad in a special plane from Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The PPP chief has been performing his party duties through video conferences while being in the lockdown imposed by the government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

At Islamabad Airport, the PPP chief underwent screening and was allowed to leave the airport after clearance from the health desk.

Earlier Bilawal left Karachi for Islamabad in a chartered flight. Before boarding the plane, the PPP chairman’s temperature was checked with the help of a thermal scanner by the authorities at the Karachi Airport. He was allowed to go after clearing the other SOPs.

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It may be mentioned that Bilawal earlier spoke to British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner in an effort to share information about the coronavirus pandemic, and especially about British-Pakistani victims of the disease.

In a telephonic conversation, Bilawal said that the Sindh government was the first in the country to have taken swift action by closing down educational institutions and subsequently initiating a strict lockdown.

He also thanked the UK for financial support to Pakistan in the fight against COVID-19, and appreciated the High Commissioner’s role in facilitating the return of the overseas Pakistanis.

On Saturday also, the PPP chairman addressed a meeting of the party’s Gilgit-Baltistan chapter which was held through video link. Those who attended the meeting included Syed Mehdi Shah, Amjad Hussain Advocate, Engr. Ismail, Imran Nadeem, Sadia Danish, Jamil Ahmad, Basheer Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Musa and others.

They apprised the Chairman of insufficient measures and non-serious attitude of federal and GB governments while dealing with the coronavirus issue in the region.