Punjab CM orders strict SOP implementation

Warns negligence in execution of govt-mandated guidelines may exacerbate situation

​ Our Correspondent June 08, 2020
Punjab CM Usman Buzdar (PHOTO: FILE)

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to ensure complete implementation on the government instructions being issued relating to coronavirus. “Government has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for safeguarding lives of the citizens.”

Speaking to the media on Sunday, the CM emphasised that it was responsibility of the citizens to act upon the SOPs in letter and spirit. “Implementation of the SOPs will be ensured through administrative steps and no one will be allowed to committing their violation.”

He asserted that strict action would be taken according to law on violation of SOPs. The CM underscored that cooperation by the masses was needed in order to cope up with the coronavirus situation. “We all have to give ample proof of being a responsible citizen.”

He urged that by changing our social lifestyle and conduct we can prevent ourselves from coronavirus. The CM maintained, “Under the leadership of the PM, we are effectively combating virus, locust onslaught and other challenges.”

He warned that there was no scope of showing any negligence with regards to ensuring implementation on government-mandated SOPs.

“Protecting oneself and others from Covid-19 was only possible by complying with government instructions.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2020.




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