LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a petition owing to being non-maintainable, filed for seeking directions to the quarters concerned for the provision of face masks, hand gloves and sanitisers at the door steps of citizens.
Justice Ayesha A Malik remarked that the court could not intervene into the policy matters of the governments. Petitioner Tariq Pervez had contended, in his petition, that the country was passing through its own critical phase of the coronavirus pandemic, as a result of which the provincial government decided to opt for a lockdown across the province.
He contended that the provincial government had completely failed in taking appropriate preventive measures to protect and support citizens during the lockdown imposed, when all businesses had been closed down.
He implored that companies had created a fake crises of masks, hand gloves and sanitisers which required prompt action by the provincial government. He contended that the safety equipment needed to protect citizens from the impeding threat of the coronavirus should be ensured.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2020.
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