PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif says this was not the time to do politics and the entire nation needed to come together to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
In his address via video link, the PML-N president said we stood with the families of those who passed away from the disease.
“Today the number of cases in the country stands at 892 and a positive case of the virus was also reported in a Lahore prison,” he said.
“I was in London with my brother. Nawaz sent me to Pakistan when the epidemic broke in Pakistan,” Shehbaz added.
The PML-N president said this is not the time to do politics. “We need to come together at this time and play our part in combating the virus. The political leadership had called for a lockdown but it did not happen.”
“It is good to see the provinces taking action and enforcing the lockdown. Punjab government did the right thing,” he noted.
“Time demands that we turn this challenge into an opportunity and face this crisis jointly,” he remarked.
“I believe we will come out of this challenge,” Shehbaz added.
Speaking about the debacle at Taftan, the PML-N leader said if protocols had been followed, the situation would not have deteriorated. “If there had been proper testing, quarantine, isolation centres, then this outbreak would not have happened in Pakistan,” he said.
“We need to move forward and solve this issue. There is no cure for this disease yet, which is why we should take precautions and be responsible. I urge the citizens to cooperate with the government,” he added.