NCOC has completely failed to control coronavirus spread: Abbasi

By: News Desk      Published: 02:49 PM, 30 Mar, 2021
NCOC has completely failed to control coronavirus spread: Abbasi

Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) had completely failed to control the spread of coronavirus, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Talking to the media outside the accountability court (AC) in Islamabad where he had gone in connection with LNG reference hearing, he said nowhere in the NCOC declaration was there a mention of the coronavirus vaccine. “Nowhere in the world is the sale of vaccine allowed. It is only in Pakistan where profit is being earned through its sale,” he alleged.

The PML-N leader further said it was unfortunate that the entire family of a minister was administered the coronavirus vaccine. 

He regretted that it was strange that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government had realized after two and a half years that its finance minister was ‘incompetent’. “There is corruption in every ministry. But still, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is targeting the opposition,” he alleged. 

When he was asked the reason why was there so much gap in between the dates fixed for the hearing of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s case, Abbasi sarcastically replied this was because he “belonged” to Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).  

Replying to a question about the future course of action to be taken by the opposition parties’ alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), former prime minister again sarcastically remarked, “We are thinking to invite BAP to join our alliance against the government.”

Earlier, AC Judge Azam Khan heard the LNG reference filed against the former prime minister. 

The court recorded the statement of NAB’s witness Director Petroleum Abdur Rashid Jokhio, and ordered counsels for the suspects to cross-examine the witness at the next hearing on April 6.   

Reporter Ihtesham Kiani