Minister criticizes PDM for holding public rallies despite COVID-19 threats

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed has criticized the opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding public rallies despite raising threats of COVID-19 in the country.

On a social media website Twitter, the minister said for the domestic function coronavirus test was mandatory but asking people to join the public meetings. They were crossing all limits for the protection of their own interest and hid corruption, he added.

The minister said the opposition wanted to take revenge for their defeat in elections from the people. He said it was essential to follow the National Command Operation Center directives for the control of pandemic and financial losses.

PDM on Friday vowed to defy the government ban on its public gathering in Peshawar on Sunday, warning the district administration that use of force to stop the protesting citizens could spark street battles.

The representatives of the PDM had while speaking at a joint press conference at Peshawar Press Club announced that rallies across the country will be held as the PDM planned until the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government is removed.

Pakistan Peoples Party’s central information secretary Dr Nafeesa Shah at a separate presser also warned the government against playing with the emotions of the masses, asking the administration to allow the 11-party opposition alliance to hold its Peshawar rally in a ‘peaceful’ manner.