LAHORE (.City News) – Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday expressed concerns over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s confusion regarding novel coronavirus.
The PML-N leader said that the premier’s statement based on confusion is a proof of being continuously in a state of denial. The PM is giving contradictory statements over increasing cases of COVID-19, Shehbaz Sharif said.
“People are paying the price of this confusion with their lives. We repeatedly identified this confusion and chaos, and demanded to devise a joint strategy against the pandemic.
“Staggering rise in coronavirus deaths and patients is ongoing whereas the prime minister makes a new excuse daily. Speaking against provinces is not a solution to this problem.
“This is not the time to make excuses as people are dying due to lack of measures and waste of time. Now is the time to help the nation.
“The premier should be briefed in the National Command Operation Center (NCOC) meeting and the federation and provinces should follow a common strategy.
“The reports of COVID-19 touching its peak by June end and July must be taken seriously and solid steps should be taken by the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and NCOC.
“Emergency planning must be made due to gravity of the situation. Provision of oxygen cylinders, ventilators and medicines to treat the epidemic must be ensured.”