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Bilawal directs Sindh CM to visit all districts

April 22, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has directed Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to visit all the districts of Sindh.

Bilawal said that providing relief to those in need at their doorstep is an appreciable task. “The principle of social distancing should be followed and the people in need should be dealt in a manner which does not compromise their self respect,” he said while chairing a video link meeting in which the Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah about the situation of COVID-19 in Sindh.

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is in Islamabad at the moment and Sindh Chief Minister briefed him about the situation in Larkana through video link. Senior officials of the administration were also with the Chief Minister at the time of briefing. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah apprising the Chairman PPP Builawal Bhutto Zardari of the measures for protecting people from Covid-19 in Larkana said that the test laboratory in Larkana for Covid-19 will be in operation from next week. “A total of 13,500 ration bags were provided to the people in need in Larkana whereas 3,313 families were provided Rs. 6,000 per family from the zakat fund in the district,” he told the Chairman PPP.

Briefing the Chairman PPP, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the Sindh government traced the people coming from abroad itself. Quarantine centres have been established in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto University Arija campus, boys' hostel, Madni Tableeghi Centre and Bibi Aseefa Dental College. So far a total of 663 people were tested in Larkana out of which 63 positive cases were confirmed.

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that it is the responsibility of the federal government to protect the lives, property and health of the people.” It is obligatory for the federal government to provide funds for health immediately. So far, no additional amount has been given to the provinces from the federal government,” he said. He said that because of the flawed strategy in distribution of BISP relief by the federal government, the threat of the spread of Covid-19 has increased.

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also said that the economy can be revived but not the lives of the people, so the biggest challenge at the moment, is to save lives.