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PDM members playing reckless politics with people's safety: PM

PDM members playing reckless politics with people's safety: PM
November 21, 2020 01:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Lashing out at Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for its insistence on holding a rally in Peshawar despite rising coronavirus cases, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan accused opposition leaders of 'playing reckless politics' with people's safety.

"The same PDM members who wanted a strict lockdown and criticised me earlier are now playing reckless politics with people's safety," the prime minister tweeted.

"They are even defying court orders and holding a jalsa when [coronavirus] cases are rising dramatically," he said.

Peshawar coronavirus positivity rate at 13.39%

PM Khan quoted tweet of Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in his statement.

Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), had tweeted earlier that the COVID-19 positivity rate in Peshawar had touched 13.39% on Friday. He said there were 202 patients in critical care in the provincial capital, out of which 50 were on low flow oxygen while 134 on high flow and 18 on ventilators.

"14 new critical patients arrived just yesterday," he continued. "PDM response: we will be safe on the stage so who cares what happens to citizens."

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