Lockdown relaxation spreading corona fast: Kaira


Pakistan People’s Party Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday said coronavirus is spreading fast in Pakistan, while government ended lockdown, adding the bazaars are full, people are requested to stay at home.
While addressing a press conference after the PPP Faisalabad Division video-link meeting in the PPP Punjab Secretariat, flanked by general secretary Chaudhary Manzoor Ahmed, Chaudhary Aslam Gill, Usman Saleem Malik and other leaders, he said that it is feared that by the end of this month, the number of corona patients will cross one lac.
In the present regime, poverty has already increased, people have become unemployed, he said, adding that Pakistan is ranked 108th to 112th in the world in terms of democracy. Pakistan is nowhere in the freedom of the press index list, this is the performance of the current selected Prime Minister Imran Khan, he lamented.
Kaira said that people were protesting in Lahore Quarantine Centre and people were being asked to pay for living in the quarantine centre. He said that after the 18th Amendment, the country has moved towards betterment, the federation has survived because of the 18th Amendment and the NFC Award and these developments have weakened the separatist and nationalist movements.
He added it was the responsibility of the federal government to establish the national consensus, and not the opposition’s job, in which it failed miserably.
He said that they have shattered the national unity. The government should give an account of Rs 12 billion, how much money was given to the workers and farmers, he questioned.
At the onset of the coronavirus, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has offered full cooperation to the government to create a national consensus, but the federal government did not respond positively, he said.
While replying to a question, PPP leader said when the government fails, in house change and fresh elections are the democratic ways to change the government. The locust is spreading very fast when we were screaming then it was not noticed; now it has spread in Balochistan and Punjab too. Now the food security risk has arisen from the locust heart, he warned.
Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the Punjab government which is already suffering from financial difficulties has not been able to meet its target in collecting taxes, and its development, health, education and welfare budgets have been cut.
He added in the Corona crisis, the federal government did not give a single rupee to Sindh, even it did not extend help to Punjab against Corona epidemic, he added.
The meeting was attended by Chaudhry Aslam Gill, Usman Saleem Malik, Allama Yousuf Awan, Chaudhry Saeed Iqbal, Naeem Dastgir Khan, Samia Naz, Dr Khayyam Hafeez, Tanveer Mohal, Azeem Awan, Nawaz Baloch Advocate, Shakur Gujjar and others.

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