Asad Umar lashes out at politicians for not adhering to SOPs

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12th Aug, 2021. 01:48 pm
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Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Thursday lashed out at politicians for violating Covid Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The minister in a series of tweets, said that during the last one year, the worst violation of SOPs came from the politicians.

“Two weeks back Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was threatening to hold prime minister and ministers accountable if Covid spreads further in Karachi and now Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) announces holding a ‘jalsa’ this month in Karachi,” he said.

The minister who is also chairman of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said he had recommended that Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) elections should be postponed for a couple of months and before the elections a special vaccination campaign should run, but it was not agreed upon.

“Since the elections, positivity of AJK is running between 25 and 30 per cent. Elections have acted as a super spreader event,” he added.

In another tweet, Asad Umar said that some 40 million vaccination doses had been administered so far.

“The last 10 million took only nine working days to administer. Let’s vaccinate and make Pakistan safe from this disease,” he added.

Pakistan International Airlines announced on Thursday that it will run eight special flights to airlift 10 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines from China to Pakistan.

PIA Country Manager for China Qadir Bux Sangi said that a couple of flights of the national flag carrier will leave Beijing Airport today with anti-Covid-19 vaccines procured from China.

He said that PIA has so far brought around 35 million doses of Sinopharm and CanSino vaccines to Pakistan from China.

The government intends to achieve the target of administering 70 million doses of vaccines to people under its massive vaccination campaign across the country.


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