Provincial Transport Minister Owais Qadir Shah has urged Murad to take strict action against people who are violating the lockdown in order for it to be effective.
“He (Murad) should impose a curfew if he has to, this is a matter of people’s health,” he said.
Owais added that there are reports that events are still being held in some areas, defeating the purpose of a lockdown.
On the other hand all districts of northern Sindh, including big and small towns, witnessed a complete lockdown on the second day of the 14-day lockdown as the security forces and police patrolled roads and streets to enforce the provincial government’s decision to keep people at their homes amid rising tally of the coronavirus cases.
The law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested many people for violating section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 04 of the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act, 2014, as per the Sindh government’s notification about the lockdown.