No question of complete lockdown in Pakistan: PM

By: News Desk      Published: 02:40 PM, 30 Apr, 2020
No question of complete lockdown in Pakistan: PM
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that corona has taught us how to stand on our own feet as it led us to think about preparing ventilators in Pakistan.

He again ruled out any possibility of complete lockdown in the country.

While visiting the COMSTECH Headquarters in Islamabad on Thursday for overseeing the homemade medical equipment, the PM said “What is the difficulty for making ventilators for a nation that made an atomic bomb?”

Criticizing the former rulers, PM Imran further said “In the previous times, the rulers went abroad for the treatment of the cough,” and added that “Unless the ministers get treated at the government hospitals, there will be no improvement in the condition of the hospitals.”

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He said that Pakistan has the production capacity, and the only thing that has been lacking is the self-confidence. “Only self-confidence distinguishes nations and inculcates in people the spirit of fighting. It was the self-confidence that ultimately distinguished the state of Medinah.”

Reiterating his earlier position on the lockdown in Pakistan and hurling an unguided criticism, Imran Khan said, “The rich people imposed the lockdown without thinking about the poor (daily wagers).”

He said there was no question of complete lockdown in the country.

While praising the ministry of science and technology, the PM said that only long-term goals lead the nations to the progress.