Prime Minister urges opposition to postpone rallies
Prime Minister Imran Khan, during his address, has urged the opposition to postpone their rallies for the period of two to three months keeping in view the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country. He emphasized that these gatherings are accelerating the pace with which the virus is spreading. He further added that if we want to defeat Covid-19, we will have to make collective efforts. He highlighted that these rallies being organized by Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will not affect the government in any way, but they will definitely affect the participants. As during the gathering, people will come close and will not be able to follow the SOPs thus resulting in increasing the number of affected individuals.
According to the Prime minister, already the rally held in Multan has resulted in the increase of corona patients which now occupy around 64 percent beds in hospitals in Multan. He further added that it is not only Multan that has observed increased percentage of Corona patients. In fact, Peshawar and Islamabad has also witnessed a similar situation. The public meeting organized by PDM in Peshawar last month has resulted in 40 percent beds while Islamabad has observed approximately 50 percent beds being occupied by corona patients.
Meanwhile the opposition criticizes government and says that government remembers Covid-19 only when they have to stop our rallies and protests. Inspite of all the risks, people are joining the rallies because they want to get rid of this government. The opposition has now announced to hold a rally on December 13, 2020 in Lahore. As part of making efforts to dismiss the government of PTI, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has also decided to hold a long march towards Islamabad in the last week of January.