Federal govt criticized for not supporting provinces during covid-19
The National Assembly session was called upon on Monday after two months since the out break of corona virus in the world including Pakistan. The opposition parties criticised federal government for undue and confused strategy by the government.
The National Assembly session was presided over by the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on Monday. Opposition leaser Shahbaz Sharif and the Prime Minister Imran Khan were not present in the session to discuss the policy about containing the covid-19 in Pakistan.
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto addressed NA Session
Addressing the session, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari lashed out at Prime Minister Imran for “his failure to lead the country” during this global health crisis, reminding him that he was the premier of the entire country and “not just of PTI”.
“He should have outlined the steps the government needed to take to fight the outbreak.”
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The PPP chairman also criticised the federal government’s inability to provide provinces with the help required to combat the virus.
“The federal government should’ve stood with us shoulder to shoulder. We’re in the midst of a war, and the premier expects us to fight the war on our own?”
He added that the virus had exposed the “true faces” of world leaders. “It has revealed the true nature of US President Donald Trump, UK PM Boris Johnson and unfortunately, it has also revealed the truth about our prime minister’s ineptitude.”
PML-N’s Khawaja Asif addressed the NA Session:
PML-N’s Khawaja Asif said that a “complete lockdown” at the outset would have gotten the country through the pandemic.
“I accept the decision to ease the lockdown because factories aren’t operating and daily wagers are suffering.
“But if we had imposed a serious lockdown at the very start of the outbreak, then we would have been through with this crisis by now. Now when we need the lockdown the most, they are relaxing restrictions,” he said.