There is nothing against PDM rallies, but COVID-19 emergency is a priority: KP Health Minister
Taimur Salim Jhagra, the health of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said on Sunday that if the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) feels that the government is deliberately using coronoviruses to ban its gatherings, they are completely mistaken. Live news Reported.
“We care about our population, our healthcare workers and our economy,” Jhangra said while addressing a press conference in Peshawar on Sunday.
Expressing his concern in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), he said that PDM supporters from other parts of the province were coming to the provincial capital to attend the rally.
Once workers return to their respective districts, the risk of spreading the virus will increase, said Jhagra, who himself contracted COVID-19 in September.
“The opposition was also insisting earlier that strict lockout should be implemented in the country, but now they are opposing their own stand,” he said. “If the situation of coronovirus cases worsens within a few weeks, the organizers of the PDM rallies will be held responsible for this.”
The day before, the quarrel stated that the government was not opposed to the infusion of opposition, but in view of the spike in coronovirus cases, the public should decide whether political gatherings should take place.
Highlighting the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the province, Jhagad said that the government is taking measures to control the situation.
He said, “We are trying to increase the capacity of hospitals in Peshawar and other districts of K-P to accommodate COVID-19 patients.”
He said that in November, the coronovirus positivity rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa increased to 12%.
“In view of the recent upsurge, we are trying to work on improving the health system,” he said, stressing that the government’s aim is to save both people’s lives and their livelihoods through minimal restrictions .
“However, we have to change people’s behavior towards this virus and all sides and stakeholders have to work together for this. We should also take care of our health workers,” Jhagra said.
Despite the government’s resistance to public meetings, the PDM is adamant on holding a Peshawar rally.
PDM chief Fazal-ur-Rehman vowed that the opposition would not back down and accused the government of using coronovirus as a tactic to create obstacles for the opposition.
“This illegitimate government is itself a big corona[virus], “He said at a press conference in Peshawar,” he couldn’t find any more excuses, so a sign and cry about the spread of coronovirus began. “
“When we talk about COVID-19, we should also shed light on COVID-18,” he said.
Fazl-ur-Rehman had not only vowed to carry forward the rally in Peshawar, but in the days to come, the rallies took place.
He said that the next rally would be in Larkana on 26 November, in which my party would host Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazal), adding that there would be another rally in Multan on 30 November.