PM Imran says PDM playing ‘reckless’ politics with people’s safety
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was playing “reckless” politics with people’s safety, which in the past had been calling for strict lockdown due to COVID-19.
The prime minister’s remarks came a day ahead of the scheduled public gathering of 11-member coalition of opposition parties in Peshawar where the COVID-19 positivity rate had reached above 13 percent.
He said the PDM members were even defying court orders and holding a public gathering when cases were rising dramatically.
The same PDM mbrs who had wanted a strict lockdown and criticised me earlier now playing reckless politics with people's safety. They are even defying court orders & holding a jalsa when cases are rising dramatically. https://t.co/nc9KAN0Ihg— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 21, 2020
The prime minister commented on a tweet by Planning Minister Asad Umar saying that Peshawar had 202 COVID-19 patients in critical care with 50 on low flow oxygen, 134 on high flow and 18 on ventilators.
“PDM response: we will be safe on the stage so who cares what happens to citizens,” the minister tweeted.
Also in a tweet, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the Opposition’s behaviour is very dangerous. “Playing with people’s life is not a joke.
اپوزیشن کا رویہ خطرناک ہے، لوگوں کی زندگی کے ساتھ کھیلنا مذاق نہیں تحریک لبیک نے بھی پورے لاہور کو کرونا کا ٹائم بم بنانے میں کوئ کثر نہیں چھوڑی اور اب پشاور سے ملتان پیپلز پارٹی اور نون لیگ حشر بپا کریں گی۔ https://t.co/lgA4mRldTc— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 21, 2020