KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has held PTI-led federal government responsible for the coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan.
While addressing a press conference in Karachi today (Saturday), PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that efforts of Sindh government in containing the coronavirus outbreak were sabotaged by the PTI leadership.
The PPP Chairman criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for creating confusion among the masses regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
“Through misinformation, character assassination and deliberate sabotage, the federal government opposed us tooth and nail,” he added. “We now have more cases than China, who is responsible for this,” he questioned.
The PPP chairman said the provincial government’s efforts were challenged at every forum and now we see that Pakistan’s per capita daily mortality rate is ahead of India.
Referring to the doctors’ demand, Bilawal Bhutto said that the federal government should have listened to the doctors who are working day and night on the frontlines.
The PPP Chairman also demanded security allowance for the doctors and healthcare professionals who are putting their lives in danger to treat the COVID-19 patients.
Commenting on the sacking of Pakistan Steel Mills workers, Bilawal questioned the rationale behind the sacking of thousands of workers during the pandemic.
He said, “How can they lay off these labourers when the Sindh government has imposed a ban on firing employees?” He further said that the PPP will challenge this injustice.