Basharat flays Azma for resignation demand

Staff Reporter

Punjab Law and Cooperatives Minister Raja Basharat while responding to the anti-government statement of PML-N leader Azma Bukhari said that it was not appropriate to call the law and order situation in Punjab bad on the basis of irresponsible action of an individual or some persons.

He said that no concession would be made to any person involved in molesting the women including the sad incident occurred in Greater Iqbal Park.

The Law Minister said that the PTI government had shown exemplary performance in bringing high profile cases to its logical conclusion in line with the demands of the justice.

He said, “those who talk about safe environment for women should not forget the Model Town incident in which pregnant women were killed by firing in their mouth.”

He said that Azma Bukhari, the proclaimed champion of women’s rights, must had demanded resignation of the then Chief Minister and the Law Minister over that brutality.

On the contrary, he said, the cowardly government took immediate action against every lawlessness and tried its best to save those were responsible for the brutal incident.

Earlier in the day, Azma Bukhari had demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat over the incident of abuse of a tiktoker at Minar-i-Pakistan last week.

Meanwhile, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department informed that during last 24 hours, 658 cases of coronavirus were reported in Lahore, 163 in Rawalpindi, 55 in Multan, 52 in Gujanwala, 48 in Faisalabad, 44 in Sialkot, 31 in Sargodha, 29 in Bahawalpur, 25 in Rahim Yar Khan,19 in Mainwali, 18 in Sheikhpura, 15 in Toba Tek Singh and 13 cases were reported in Okara.

Similarly, 10 cases were reported in Muzaffargharh, 10 in Khanewal, 8 in Gujrat, 8 in Vehari, and 7 in Pakpattan while 5 cases each were reported in Bhawalnagar, Kasur, Lodhran and Rajanpur, whereas 4 cases of coronavirus were reported in Chakwal, Chiniot, Jhang and Nankana Sahib, three cases in DG Khan and two cases each were reported in Bhakar, Hafizabad and Narowal.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Sarah Aslam said that overall positivity rate of coronavirus was recorded at 6.4 in all the cities across the province.

The provincial capital Lahore was on top with 10.9 positive rate, with Rawalpindi second in line with 7.9, 2.3 in Faisalabad, 7.2 in Multan and 8.7 in Bahawalpur.

Talking about the situation, Sarah Aslam said, “Rapid increase in corona case in Punjab is a matter of concern. In such epidemic conditions, vaccination is the only and effective treatment against corona.”

She added that it is pleasant to see that a large number of citizens are participating in the vaccination campaign.

She declared that there is no shortage of vaccination anywhere in the province. There is ample stock of vaccines at all centres while more vaccines have been ordered to meet the needs.



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