Iran border town Mashkel ‘vulnerable’: Balochistan MPA

Published: March 29, 2020


QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly lawmaker Zabid Ali Reki on Friday censured the provincial government over the absence of health facilities in Mashkel tehsil, a Pak-Iran border town in Washuk district, despite a surge in coronavirus cases in the province.

“Health emergency has been announced across the province but towns bordering with Iran are more vulnerable due to the epicentre of coronavirus in the neighbouring country. In spite of this fact, the provincial government did not provide basic health facilities to the people of Mashkel,” said the lawmaker in a press conference.

The lawmaker lamented the government’s “irresponsible attitude” of handling the health facilities at the border town, saying the deadly contagion has killed “thousands of people in Iran” and urging the authorities to focus on the issue. So far the deadly virus has claimed more than 2,500 lives, including a member of clerical body, in Iran.

The provincial lawmaker added that Mashkel is deprived of screening kits and quarantine facilities. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2020.

Facebook Conversations

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in Balochistan