IHC expresses concern over non-implementation of Corona SOPs
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Expressing concern over non-implementation of Corona Standard SOPs, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved verdict on the admissibility of a plea seeking ban on political and religious public gatherings across Pakistan due to spike in COVID-19 cases.
During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah asked why should the court interfere in such matters when societies are not fulfilling their duties. "No one is ensuring implementation on the court order as everyone is busy in doing politics," he remarked.
The IHC chief justice said that the general people are also not following the Corona SOPs, adding that this act will badly affect poverty-stricken people, he went on to say. He further said that the petitioner should trust the parliament for the resolution of such issues.
The IHC reserved verdict on the admissibility of a plea seeking ban on political and religious public gatherings in the country.
On the other hand, the second wave of Corona has intensified as killed 39 more people in a single day across Pakistan.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan has recorded 3,499 new cases and 39 deaths due to the COVID-19, taking the death toll to 8,205.
As many as 1,586 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,469 patients are in critical condition. The total count of active cases increased up to 51,654. With fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 406,810.
A total of 42,904 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 346,951 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,627,539 samples have been tested thus far.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Punjab has overtaken Sindh in most number of casualties.
Till now 177,625 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 121,083 in Punjab, 47,919 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,268 in Balochistan, 31,165 in Islamabad, 7,067 in Azad Kashmir and 4,683 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 3,091 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 2,968 in Sindh, 1,378 in KP, 169 in Balochistan, 329 in Islamabad, 173 in Azad Kashmir and 97 in GB.