Kh Asif criticizes govt over lack of planning to curb COVID-19


ISLAMABAD (Dna) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif on Monday said that the 18th amendment should not be revisited as the matter has already been resolved.

Speaking on the floor of the Lower House of the Parliament, he said while responding to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s speech about PML-N’s 10 year in government, that all the coronavirus test were being conducted at the institutions built by his party.

Khawaja Asif said that seven institutions in South Punjab from Jinnah Hospital to Tayyap Erdogan Hospital had been built during the PML-N’s tenure.

The former federal minister said that the government even failed to prepare a plan for the prevention from coronavirus and now medicines worth billions of rupees had been imported from India.

The PML-N leader went on to say that the current situation that we are in is due to the negligence of the government, adding that the entire country was completely shut down when we had fewer deaths but now that with the spike in number of cases, the government is easing lockdown restrictions.

“Doctors, nurses and paramedics are fighting valiantly and I salute them on behalf of the nation,” he said. “They are our frontline soldiers but did we provide them with weapons to fight effectively,” he asked.

Khawaja Asif demanded that a House committee be formed to check the facilities in quarantine centers all over Pakistan from Taftan.