A timely lockdown would have stopped spread of virus: Bilawal
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.–File photo
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday expressed concern at the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan and offered condolences to the families that lost their near and dear ones to the fatal Covid-19.
Criticising the federal government of Prime Minister Imran Khan led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Bilawal said that a timely lockdown would have stopped the spread of the virus in Pakistan. He said the coronavirus pandemic had spiralled out of control in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two provinces where the PTI has its governments, due to incompetence of the federal government. If the prime minister does not follow coronavirus SOPs, why would ordinary people do so? he asked.
The PPP chief said it was not possible to accelerate economic activity in the country without bringing the coronavirus under control. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had been trying to get free vaccine instead of focusing on pandemic control measures. He said the PTI government would be held accountable for every rupee deposited in the coronavirus relieved fund.