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Ahsan Iqbal calls PM ‘Inexperienced’; questioned gov strategy on COVID-19

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th May, 2020. 11:36 am
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Ahsan Iqbal

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Leader Ahsan Iqbal, in his address on National Assembly floor highlighted lack of abilities of the present government to deal with current situation in country.

Ahsan Iqbal said the government is not putting forward a copy of policy to deal with coronavirus. Ahsan Iqbal pointed out that none of the ministers or representatives of government were present in the parliament to attend the debate on the ongoing health crisis.

Ahsan Iqbal repeated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s question, “what is the strategy of this government?”, adding that there was no policy presented before the parliament even three months after the first case emerged in the country. Iqbal also lashed out the government for not working with federating units. “One thing is apparent, this prime minister is sitting on a mountain of ego. He is inexperienced, which is not a bad thing, inexperienced people learn but incapable people don’t,” he declared.

“There is a realisation that the power of nations is not determined only by their military capability, but by the protection of human resources,” said PML-N lawmaker, citing the example of America. Ahsan Iqbal said that a handful of countries that have succeeded in controlling the spread of the virus had enforced strict lockdowns, had conducted mass testing and taken care of its sick. The countries that “shut their eyes like a pigeon”, Iqbal said, are today losing lives “like autumn leaves”.

Iqbal demanded the government to facilitate overseas Pakistanis who were stranded abroad and wished to return to Pakistan for Eid. Ahsan Iqbal further urged the government to beef up the health infrastructure and reinstate local body government in Punjab.

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