PML-N stage power show in Mansehra despite ban on public rallies

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Nov, 2020. 02:18 pm

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) despite the government’s ban on all kinds of public rallies to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, held a rally in Mansehra today.

According to the details, Vice President of the party Maryam Nawaz and Senior Vice President Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are likely to oversee the rally.

PML-N central senior vice-president Sardar Mohammad Yusuf has warned the government against creating hurdles to the Mansehra public meeting.

Doctors in Mansehra and Upper Kohistan districts have urged the residents, especially politicians, to adopt precautionary measures against coronavirus for their own and others’ health. They warned that the second wave of the dread virus was more intense than the earlier one.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan imposed a ban on all kinds of public rallies in an attempt to stem the rising tide of COVID-19 cases across the country. In his televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that if the caseload continues to surge at the current pace, the country’s hospitals will be running out of space. The move coincides with an ongoing sit-in of a religious group near the capital Islamabad to protest against the republication of insulting cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in France last month.

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

On the other hand, Pakistan recorded fresh 2,208 coronavirus cases and 37 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), with the fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 363,380, whereas, the active cases stood at 30,362. At least 37 people succumbed to the disease last day, taking the fatalities toll to 7,193. A total of 38,544 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 325,788 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,018,483 samples have been tested so far.

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