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Nabil Gabol, leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party and former lawmaker, said on Monday that if people love their lives, they must stop attending political rallies in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak. For many PPP and PML-N workers, who are already facing the COVID-19 second wave challenge, the comment seemed to be alarming.
In the show Off The Record, hosted by known anchor Kashif Abbasi, and said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) only holds political rallies and protests, but at the end of the day it’s up to people whether or not they want to join them.
In order to deter Covid-19 from spreading quickly after the outbreak of the global pandemic, we previously enforced a lockdown in the province but did people comply, he asked rhetorically to suggest that it is up to the people to do what they think is right.
He said his party, alongside the PDM alliance, the incumbent Sindh government will continue to organise their rallies and political processions and will not deter anyone from joining them. Gabol continued that if Covid’s second wave is indeed too deadly, then the incumbent federal government ought to impose a lockdown and prohibit the demonstrations of political power.
On the other hand, with an increase in the country’s Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Imran Khan called a National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting tomorrow to review the country’s pandemic scenario.
The Prime Minister, today chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad to review the overall situation of the pandemic in the country, ordered all possible measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the lives of common citizens.