Prime Minister Imran Khan interacting with street vendor in Islamabad. PHOTO: PM Office

PM visits capital areas without protocol

Premier urges street vendors in Islamabad to comply with SOPs to contain the spread of coronavirus

News Desk May 02, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday paid a surprise visit to different localities of the federal capital without any protocol The premier himself drove the car and inspected the business activities, implementation of Covid-19 SOPs as well as the development works.

In G-11 Markaz, he visited the modular carts placed under Ehsaas Programme’s Rerhi Baan initiative. He asked the cart owners about the status of their business. Wearing a mask, the premier advised a boy at a cart to use one as part of the government’s efforts to implement the coronavirus precautions amidst third wave of the pandemic.

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“Get a mask for your little brother too,” PM Imran told a young boy who like others was pleasantly surprised to find him in their midst. While frying samosas for Iftar shoppers, a cart owner thanked the premier for providing them a business point to help them earn livelihood for their families. “We are grateful to you that you thought about us” he said.

The prime minister also visited different fruit stalls and other places in the market. Senator Faisal Javed and CDA Chairman Amer Ahmed Ali also accompanied him. In a tweet, Senator Khan said PM Imran while driving today had “stopped at every signal” and waited for the traffic light to turn green.

“Others should put an end to VIP culture in the same manner,” he said, adding that the prime minister did not have any protocol with him. The premier visited Sewage Treatment Plant at sector I-9 and under construction Korang Cricket Ground where he was briefed by the CDA chairman about the projects. He also inspected the stone lining of storm water drains.






Khalad S Goheer | 1 year ago | Reply

This PM s act is exemplary. He is sincere in his deeds

Naeem Khan | 1 year ago | Reply

I don t belong to any political party in Pakistan but I must say that Pakistan has an honest and caring leader they ever had beside MA Jinnah and his close associates. It is so sad that the corrupt politicians has brought the country to a stage where Pip squeak countries in the Middle East meddle in the internal affairs of Pakistan. When would Pakistanis ever stand up on their own feet and be a leader in the world. Pakistanis are as hard working and intelligent as anyone in the world if provided a good leadership and facilities beside world class education.

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