NP calls off political activities

Due to the prevailing novel coronavirus situation

​ Our Correspondent March 19, 2020
QUETTA: National Party (NP) on Tuesday called off political activities across the country due to the prevailing novel coronavirus situation, according to a press release issued by the political party’s office.

The party’s President and former Balochistan chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Secretary General Jan Mohammad Buledi have made the decision after consultation with party members, including lawmakers and provincial leadership.

Shutting down party’s district and local offices, the leaders urged people to adopt precautionary measures in order to contain coronavirus and educate people about the virus.

Besides, the party leaders censured steps taken by Balochistan government, saying that border areas, including Gwadar, Kech, Panjgur, Washuk and Chagai were deprived of basic facilities.

National Party also announced it will launch awareness campaigns in order to educate people about the deadly pandemic.

The party leaders claimed despite of border closure, illegal movement was ongoing through various routes.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2020.


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