Lashkari dissatisfied with precautionary measures

BNP-M leader stresses collective effort to fight COVID-19

​ Our Correspondent March 19, 2020
QUETTA: The Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) central leader Lashkari Raisani has stressed the need of collective fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) and urged the provincial government to consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) for containment of the outbreak.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Raisani said the government is not taking enough measures to stop the spread of the contagion. “It is a global issue but unfortunately few elements in the province are targeting a specific community,” he said.

He said due to the dreadful circumstances, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) wears a deserted look. “Meanwhile, the government is making the situation worse instead of saving lives and ensuring better healthcare for the people.”

Expressing dissatisfaction over measures taken by the government, he said well-equipped quarantine centers had been set up across the world but here in the name of quarantine the government has established a “village”.

“[In this village] they have kept patients and healthy people together. Such mismanagement would cause more panic and spread of outbreak,” he said.

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


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