Malik urges PM to leave ego and chart out Joint strategy to counter Covid-19

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator Rehman Malik has urged the Prime Minister Imran Khan to leave ego and political differences and form a joint strategy to combat Covid-19. Malik Suggested that PM should immediately call an All Parties Conference (APC) with a single-point agenda to form a unified strategy for countering coronavirus in the country.

Senator Rehman Malik expressed these views while addressing a press conference at his residence in Islamabad on Saturday , he showed grave concerns over the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Pakistan and said he fears its further increase in the coming days if preventive measures on war footing are not taken.

In his letter to PM, he has given suggestions, and writes that it has become extremely important that we, with least loss of time, also implement important SOPs. He suggested that face masks may be declared as necessary to wear and may be distributed among the citizens free of cost or at least face masks and hand sanitizers may be provided on subsidized rates in the rural areas.

He paid rich tribute to those medical professionals who have died of Covid-19 and prayed for the speedy recovery of those who are tested positive and expressed sympathies with their families.

He also suggested that every doctor to be provided with personal protective equipment (PPEs).

Malik also strongly condemned the continuous Indian unprovoked aggression across Line of Control (LoC), targeting civilian population and surveillance through spy drones violating Pakistani airspace.

He said that India must remember that any Indian aggression will be retaliated in a befitting manner like in past in the case of Wing Commander Abhinandan.

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