Long, collective struggle required against Covid-19: Nasir Shah


Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing &Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed NasirHussain Shah has said that the Coronavirus had spread so badly everywhere in our country that we would have to fight it for a long time now along with performing day to day affairs of our lives. He said that just as the Supreme Court had said that there should be a uniform policy on issues related to Coronavirus, the Sindh government was with the federal government in the wider interest of the people, adding that, it would be better for the people if we were together in the time of pandemic. Nasir Shah said that separate standard operating procedures were being formulated for each type of business, and all businesses would be allowed to operate under the relevant standard operator procedures. He said that the Sindh government had been saying from day one that, when the first case of Coronavirus appeared in the country, if a uniform policy had been formulated and an effective lockdown had been implemented, the situation could had been completely different today. He that the federal government did not do anything for a long time after the emergence of the first case of Coronavirus in the country, but on the contrary, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, on the instructions of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, immediately formed a a Coronavirus task force which included a team of medical experts, adding that, all the later decisions were taken on the advice of these medical experts. “Today all of us are suffering owing to the delayed decisions taken by the federal government,” he said. Nasir Shah said that if the federal government had taken all the necessary decisions on time, instead of wasting time in criticizing the good deeds of the Sindh government, the situation would not be so serious today. The minister said that there was a lot of criticism on why the Sindh government imposed the lockdown, but no one talked about who decided about imposing the lockdown in other provinces. He questioned whether the railway service and air service were also suspended by the Sindh govt.? He said that when the Coronavirus started spreading in the country, it was at that time that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told the Sindh govt that it had to work together with the PM and the federal government.