Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary advises all opposition parties to postpone processions.
Islamabad, Pakistan: The federal minister Fawad Chaudary took to Twitter on Saturday. He urged the members of All Parties Commission (APC) to reschedule the protests and sit-ins.
Fawad Chaudhary stated that Opposition parties should delay the events up to three months and host protests to next year. He further commented that political parties should act sensibly because the country is assumed to be hit by the second wave of COVID-19.
The Minister for Science and Technology further commented that the opposing government parties should respect life. They must not risk people’s lives for their own interests.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms, and Special Initiative also released an analogous statement that the opposition party’s alliance should refrain from public gatherings because the general gatherings could become a hub for COVID-19. He stated that such gatherings should be avoided until necessary.
Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) which is a recently formed opposition alliance against the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. PDM is ready to start its anti-government slogan officially from 16 October from the town of Gujranwala of Pakistan. The event is going to be followed by a nationwide protest and campaign. The public’s reaction to these developments remains uncertain.
The government’s requests to postpone the processions in wake of COVID-19 are divergent from its own actions. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf held a rally in Rawalpindi city of Pakistan, within which the elected member of Punjab will take an oath.
The National Command and Control Centre has presented that giant public gatherings should be restricted and laid fresh SOPs to be followed. The wedding halls have marked had possible COVID-19 mushrooming centers.
The ban on public gatherings was lifted on 15 September 2020 within the country.
The terminal decision would be taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan keeping in sight the COVID-19 situation within the country.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has proposed that there will be a spike of COVID-19 within the approaching winter season. The medical state that due to the expected high spread rate of COVID-19 in winter health authorities should declare a high alert.