LAHORE (92 News) – Reacting the PDM rally in Peshawar, Minister for Pakistan Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said the approach that give sanctity to vote but let the voter die from coronavirus is our dual standard.
In a tweet - while targeting the opposition leaders - the minister said that they do not care even if COVID-19 shakes foundations of the country because their own children and relatives are abroad.
The Awami Muslim League (AML) chief said they want child of the poor for sacrifice.
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.
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."