Qureshi warns of another wave of Covid-19 infections

By: News Desk      Published: 03:39 PM, 29 Aug, 2020
Qureshi warns of another wave of Covid-19 infections

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday warned that the coronavirus threat still exists though the number of Covid-19 infections has drastically decreased.

Talking to newsmen after addressing the Hussainia conference in Multan, Qureshi stressed the need to keep following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) designed to control the pandemic. “New spike in coronavirus cases can hit the country in winter,” the minister cautioned. He said smart lockdown policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan is being widely admired. The timely move helped in containing the outbreak, he added.

Commenting on the plight of Karachiites after the devastating rains, Qureshi maintained that the megacity needed long-terms policies to overcome the problems specially sewerage issues.

He further said that people were very much aware that who looted the resources of the country and added that the federal government wanted to resolve the sewerage problem of the country’s economic hub.

Addressing the Hussainia conference, Qureshi blasted the Indian government for banning Muharram processions and congregations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

The minister said that following the footprints of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), Kashmiris have refused to bow before the Indian brutalities. Qureshi said the unarmed Kashmiris have given a message to India that their destination is freedom.

The minister urged the international community and human rights organisations to force India to stop aggression in IIOJ&K.

He further said that Muslims of the entire world are commemorating the great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) for the revival of Islam in Muharram-Ul-Haram.

Great sacrifice

Qureshi said that Muslims of the entire world are commemorating the great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) for the revival of Islam in Muharram.

He said the great sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain teaches us a lesson of patience, tolerance and standing firm against the oppression.

The minister said that Kashmiris, following the footprints of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) refused to bow before the Indian brutalities.