Situation improved, relief notification to be issued today: Wahab

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Administrator Karachi Barrister MurtazaWahabon Saturday said that a new notification regarding lockdown in Karachi will be issued on Sunday (Today) in which special relief be given to the citizens however some restrictions will remain.

“Thanks to Allah, the Almighty the situation has improved due to the lockdown in Karachi. There is no precedent in history for more than 200,000 people to be vaccinated in a single day in the city, he said this while speaking to media after inaugurating a drive-through vaccination center at the Afghan Ground Federal-B Area.

Meezan Bank President Irfan Siddiqui, Central District Deputy Commissioner TahaSaleem and other officials were also present on the occasion.

MurtazaWahab said that the decision to turn off the SIM cards proved to be a game changer as the people do not care about the lives but about SIMs.

“If citizens support us, we can increase the rate of vaccines even more,” he said and added a drive-through vaccination center will soon be launched in Defence area to provide maximum convenience to the citizens.

He said that with the advent of Muharram, SOPs should be ensured where Majalis are held and Zakirs will address.

All people should be vaccinated and masks should be used.Wahab said that his target is to serve the people and every effort will be made to bring positive change in his city.

Responding to a question, the administrator Karachi said that immediate change could not take place in the city and it would take some time.

He said that in the last 24 hours, 231,000 people were vaccinated whereas a week ago, 50,000 to 55,000 people were being vaccinated daily.

He urged all political parties to instruct their workers to wear masks and to vaccinate themselves

He said that a fumigation will be carried out in Districts Central, Korangi, Malir, South and other places of the city so that flies and mosquitoes do not breed.

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