ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Criticizing the opposition's PDM rally in Peshawar, the federal ministers have slammed opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for insisting on holding rally in Peshawar despite government’s ban due to rapidly increasing coronavirus cases in the country.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that opposition wants to slaughter the entire cow for its 2kg meat.
In a tweet, the minister used the example of a cow to explain the situation. "The Opposition wants to sacrifice the entire cow for its 2kg meat," he said, "Fools, if the disease continues to spread and people’s lives are on stake, then for what [purpose] are you doing politics for?"
He said that politics and power were connected with people’s lives and well-being. "Change your strategy; if you really want to hold jalsas then hold virtual ones," he added in the tweet.
Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar said that ‘spread coronavirus movement’ of opposition is proof of their selfishness. He asked that what PDM wants to achieve by spreading the novel coronavirus in the country.
Minister for Planning and Development, while sharing the recent stats about rising coronavirus in the country, said that these numbers are being shared to send a message to political leaders that the novel virus is threatening lives.
In a tweet, Asad Umar said that coronavirus patients on ventilators in last 15 days rose by 200% in Peshawar, Multan 200%, Karachi 148%, Lahore 114%, and Islamabad 65%.
He also revealed that Multan and Islamabad’s ventilators capacity utilization has reached 70 per cent.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Political Communication Shahbaz Gill has said that PDM parties are endangering lives of people for their personal interests and warned that second wave of coronavirus can be more deadly.
"When the government earlier imposed smart lockdown in the country, opposition was in favor of complete lockdown but now in their hatred fir Imran Khan, they are about to cross a red line," he added.