PM, federal ministers assail PDM for holding Peshawar rally

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and several ministers have assailed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding the Peshawar rally.

The prime minister slammed the opposition for playing reckless politics over people’s safety. While sharing Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar’s tweet, he wrote that the same PDM members who had wanted a strict lockdown and criticised me earlier now playing reckless politics with people’s safety.

“They are even defying court orders and holding a Jalsa when cases are rising dramatically,” the prime minister wrote.

His tweet came after Asad Umar posted a tweet over the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases in Peshawar. According to the minister, coronavirus positivity ratio was 13.39 percent on Friday in the city

He criticised the PDM and said that the opposition’s response was they will be safe on the stage so who cares what happens to citizens.

Moreover, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi said that the height of hypocrisy and irresponsibility was made by the PDM as they insisted upon holding jalsas while coronavirus cases are rising throughout the country.

He called the PDM leaders ‘clowns’ and said that earlier, these clowns wanted to shut down everything but now taking a Trumpian view by ignoring ground realities, he maintained.

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