Livelihood, putting the lives of opposition people in danger: PM Imran | The Express Tribune


Prime Minister Imran Khan and key federal ministers on Sunday again shut down the newly formed opposition coalition – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) against the government for ‘endangering people’s lives and livelihoods by holding railing amidst a second wave of coronovirus’. gave. .

Premier expressed concern over Pakistan’s second Kovid-19 spike data, highlighting the increase in Kovid patients on ventilators over the past 15 days.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister condemned opposition rallies, stating, “There is a second spike and complete lockdown in most countries worldwide. In Pakistan, continuing Jalsa PDM is deliberately endangering lives and livelihoods.” Increasing the rate at which we are watching, we will be forced to go into full lockdown and PDM will be responsible for the results. “

He said that the opposition was doing so in “a desperate attempt to get an NRO”, but despite all their efforts they would not succeed in their plans.

PM Imran tweeted, “I don’t want to take measures like lockdown which will start hurting our economy, which is indicating a strong recovery at this time.” People and the economy of the country. “

Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz also termed the opposition rallies as ‘political brutality’, as it put people’s lives at risk amid the increasing number of Kovid-19 cases in the country.

In his tweet, the government spokesman said, “Playing with the lives of innocent people and workers for petty political gains exposes the mentality of vested selfish groups.”

He said, “The convicts who have maligned the state’s institutions and destroyed the economy are now after the health and employment of the people. They want to affect both public health and employment by their irresponsible behavior.” “

The federal minister further said, “People will be held accountable for corruption. Holding meetings after court orders is tantamount to breaking the law. PEMRA should not be allowed to broadcast such illegal and dangerous activities for the health of the people.” . ” And people’s safety is our top priority. “

Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhary demanded the opposition change its political strategy and hold virtual meetings that are in line with the government-sanctioned ban at public ceremonies.

“Power, politics is when someone’s life is safe,” he tweeted, “If disease spreads and people’s lives are at stake, then what purpose does politics work?”

On Saturday, the Prime Minister and federal ministers had Criticized PDM to play with the lives of common people by defying the government ban at its public meeting in Peshawar amid the second wave of coronovirus.

The Prime Minister accused the opposition parties of playing “reckless politics” with the protection of the people, stating that earlier the opposition supported a stringent lockdown, but they were now defying court orders and when Kovid-19 Cases were rising and were holding a rally then.

PM Imran’s tweet came in response to a tweet by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Omar, stating that the Kovid-19 positivity ratio in Peshawar on Friday was 13.39 percent; A total of 202 patients were in critical condition and of those 50 were on low flow oxygen, 134 on high flow and 18 on ventilator.

Minister of Planning, who is also the head of the Center for National Control and Command (NCOC) – the nerve center to coordinate and clarify the unified national effort against Kovid-19, and to implement the decisions of the National Coordination Committee – 14 new critical The patients said that on Friday. Omar said, “PDM’s response: We will be safe on the platform, so that citizens care about what happens.”

Soon after the tweet by the Premier and Planning Minister, several other ministers condemned the PDM, saying that rallies across the country would be held as PDM until the removal of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

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