Prime Minister Imran Khan, amidst the major spike in Coronavirus cases, urges people to wear masks and act responsibly.
Addressing a media briefing in Lahore, PM Imran said that Pakistan will avoid closing down factories so the economy continues on the trajectory.
The premier said that Pakistan “successfully fought off” the virus in the first wave and urged people to follow strict precautionary measures “as they had in the early months of the outbreak”.
When asked about Opposition’s continued public gatherings, he said that no such activity must take place which causes coronavirus to spread rapidly.
“We must never allow any such activities which cause people to gather. We know that when people have close contact, the virus spreads at a very fast rate.
“Which is why I had appealed before as well […] we had put off our own rally. And I had said that until the situation is brought under control, until the curve of infections is brought down, no rallies will take place,” said the prime minister.
PM Imran Khan reminded everyone that an Islamabad High Court order is also in effect which prohibits large gatherings from being held.
“These people are endangering the lives of people,” he said.
“These rallies are of absolutely no use at all. They will not get an NRO,” added the premier, adding that this is why the government will “never allow any rallies”.
Earlier in a day, the Prime Minister has arrived in Lahore to hold important meetings with the Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar and the Governor tomorrow (Thusrday).
He will also inaugurate the underpass constructed by the Punjab government.