ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan could see the worst period of coronavirus crisis between May 15 and 25.
“A bigger threat than coronavirus is hunger for the masses,” PM Imran said while addressing a media briefing in Islamabad. He was flanked by Planning Minister Asad Umar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan and
The prime minister said he was criticized for allowing documented and undocumented investment in the construction sector. He said Pakistan could not match the amount of relief fund announced by the United States or a European country for their people.
“Therefore, it is necessary that we run as much our industries as possible so that masses do not die from hunger,” he said.
He also warned hoarders of unprecedentedly strict action for hoarding. He said the other threat was smuggling of wheat and an unprecedentedly strict action would be taken against smugglers as well.
PM Imran also asked police not to beat people with batons as it could not make lockdown effective which could be witnessed in India. He urged citizens to cooperate with the government in imposing lockdown.
He asked prayer leaders to ensure implementation of guidelines announced by the government for group prayers.
Asad Umar said we had to avoid the disease and protect our earning as well.