KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday said the provincial government was implementing orders of the federal government.
Addressing the media briefing at CM House in Karachi, he said, “Lockdown was imposed in April on advice of the federal government.” He said both the provincial government and center were working in coordination with each other.
He said lockdown was first imposed by Sindh in the country which was followed by other provinces as well. He said all the provinces benefitted a lot from lockdown and every province had admitted it.
The chief minister announced that lockdown would remain there. He said The centre did not like some of the Sindh government’s decision and vice versa.
He said 2,369 passengers returned from other provinces and cities to Karachi and 516 people were tested positive. He relayed that 76,078 tests were conducted so far since Feb 26 and 9,093 of them had tested positive.
The chief minister said 5,532 tests were conducted in last 24 hours, 598 tested positive and five people died.
Referring to the Supreme Court order, CM Murad said the federal government was bound to take decisions in consultation with the provinces. He said the centre was following the order properly. He said there was need to impose more restrictions.