Islamabad, June 06, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan says only solution as the world has discovered is smart lockdown which allows for economic activity with SOPs. In a series of tweets today, he said we are amongst pioneers of this approach. The Prime Minister said on the one hand we have the masses who are not taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and on the other hand, understandably, we have our frontline doctors and health professionals, who are at great risk.
Imran Khan said some of our elite is wanting a lockdown who has the privilege of spacious homes and income unaffected by fallout of lockdown. A lockdown means collapse of the economy and in poorer countries a steep rise in poverty, crushing the poor as happened in Modi’s lockdown in India. The Prime Minister appealed to civil society, media, Ulema and tiger force to create awareness amongst the public of COVID-19’s severity and the need to strictly observe SOPs.
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