Opposition fails to realize national responsibilities over Corona: CM Buzdar
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has said that opposition parties have failed to realize national responsibilities over coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a statement, CM Buzdar said that government is tirelessly working to curb the second wave of coronavirus but ‘rejected elements’ are playing politics on the issue. "Under current circumstances there is no justification for holding public rallies," he stressed.
the Punjab chief minister said that opposition has preferred political interests over national interest but this unnatural alliance is heading towards its logical end.
He reiterated that government will not allow anyone to endanger lives of people.
Meanwhilw, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to stage power show at Multan’s Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh today (Monday) as the government has sealed off entire city to stop the opposition rally.
According to the reports, the opposition and government has come face to face and PDM announces to hold public gathering at any cost today. After Qila Kahna Qasim Bagh Stadium, Ghanta Ghar Chowk was also sealed and the containers blocked the routes and borders of Punjab and Sindh.
Additional police personnel has deployed across the city. The police is conducting raids in different cities and arresting the PPP, PML-N and JUI-F workers. The metro and speedo bus services in Multan have been suspended today due to the rally.
A large number of workers have already arrived at Gilani House in Multan, who will leave here for the venue of the public meeting at Qasim Bagh in the form of a rally.
The leadership of Pakistan Democratic Movement including Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maryam Nawaz, Yousuf Raza Gilani, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and others are scheduled to address the public meeting.
In a first, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari will be representing the Pakistan Peoples Party to address supporters. Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be delivering his speech via video link.
On the other hand, the Punjab government and local administration had denied permission to the opposition parties for the meeting owing to increasing virus cases in the second wave of the COVID-19 in the country.
O the other hand, as the second wave of Coronavirus intensifies in Pakistan, the country has reported 40 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the nationwide tally of fatalities jumped to 8,025 on Monday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,839 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and the number of positive cases has surged to 398,024.
The ratio of positive cases has also risen to 8.5 per cent in a day. There are now 48,576 active cases in the country.