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.
The same PDM mbrs who had wanted a strict lockdown and criticised me earlier now playing reckless politics with people’s safety. They are even defying court orders & holding a jalsa when cases are rising dramatically. https://t.co/nc9KAN0Ihg
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 21, 2020
“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
Peshawar covid positivity ratio 13.39% yesterday. Patients in critical care: 202. Of these 50 on low flow oxygen, 134 on high flow and 18 on ventilators. 14 new critical patients just yesterday. PDM response : we will be safe on the stage so who cares what happens to citizens
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 21, 2020
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.
Height of hypocrisy & irresponsibility by PDM insisting upon holding jalsas while Covid-19 cases are rising throughout the country. Earlier, these clowns wanted to shut down everything but now taking a Trumpian view by ignoring ground realities!
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) November 21, 2020
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.