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Sindh information minister warns of imposing curfew

March 25, 2020

KARACHI: The Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing and Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forests and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that if the people did not follow the government's instructions issued to control the spread of the Caronavirus and keep coming out of their homes unnecessarily then curfew would be imposed by the government.

The Information Minister while expressing regrets for public inconvenience on behalf of the Sindh government said the government would be left with no other choice but to impose drastic measures like curfew to contain the movement of the public. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that controlling the spread of the deadly Coronavirus was not only limited to Pakistan but the whole world is adopting extremely drastic measures to contain the pandemic.

The minister also asked the family elders to instruct their children to play at home instead of streets until we completely get rid of the virus. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the government fully understands the problems of the people and that all the government functionaries were constantly working to reduce them.

He said the people must understand that the spread of the Coronavirus was a natural disaster where the government was completely helpless. He said that the government was trying its best to control the spread of the Coronavirus but it cannot happen without the full cooperation of the people.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had also constituted a committee to supervise the provision of financial assistance and rations for the deserving. The committee comprised of Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Shaikh, Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Waqar Mehdi, and the Coordinator to the Chief Minister Haris Gazdar.

He said that this committee would decide the quantum and the areas where financial assistance and rations were required. The Sindh CM had also asked welfare organizations to contribute during the national emergency.