KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Khurram Sher Zaman on Thursday warned the Sindh government that his party would oppose any decision to extend lockdown across the province.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Khurram Sher Zaman said people would have to take to streets against lockdown. He asked the Sindh government to open petrol pumps for 12 hours as people were facing immense difficulty in emergency situation. He also wondered as to why milk shops were being shut down at 5:00 PM. He asked to extend timing of milkshops, barber shops, salons and home delivery of food. He urged the provincial government to allow pillion-riding and public transport as well.
The PTI leader said due to lack of transport poor segment of society was facing great difficulty in reaching places of their jobs.
He said the Sindh government was trying to disturb economy of the country by placing lockdown in Karachi, the hub of Pakistan’s economy. He asked the government to devise people-friendly policies.
The member of provincial assembly asked called attention of the chief minister towards shortage of water supply in the megalopolis. He said the people wanted to get rid of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s government.
He claimed that there was no bed at hospitals for COVID-19 patients in district central.
He said lockdown was not a solution and the developed world was adopting other measures than lockdown. “I believe you are trying to disturb the centre through spoiling economic situation through placing lockdown in Karachi,” he said.
PTI leaders Haleem Adil Shaikh and Alamgir Khan were also present on this occasion.