Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif in response to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s address in National Assembly (NA)heavily criticized federal government for being completely confused in its handling of the dread virus situation.
Addressing the National Assembly, PML-N leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif said: “The current situation that we are in is due to the approximately two months-long negligence showed by the government. When we had fewer deaths, the entire country was completely shut down. Now that we are seeing a dangerous spike in cases, they are easing lockdown restrictions,” he said.
He further added, “I accept this decision to ease the lockdown because factories aren’t operating and daily wagers are suffering. I accept it. But if we had imposed a serious lockdown at the very start of the outbreak, then we would have been through with this crisis by now. Now when we need the lockdown the most, they are relaxing restrictions.”
Earlier in a day, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan has been spared from the larger consequences of this pandemic.
Addressing National Assembly session on Monday, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “Our death and infection rate is 2.17 per cent. Across the world this percentage is 6.8pc. So we have been largely spared from the larger consequences of this pandemic.”
He said Pakistan’s coronavirus outbreak has yet to peak and the real challenge has yet to present itself.