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Shahbaz for CCI’s emergency meeting for combating coronavirus

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May 27, 2020

LAHORE: PML-N president and Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif appealed to the nation to religiously abide by the precautions against Covid-19 because matters are fast getting out of hand.

He demanded that an emergency meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) must be called to assess the latest situation and a fresh strategy should be formulated based on the learnings.

Shahbaz while expressing alarm and sorrow over the increasing number of deaths and infections by the new coronavirus said had there been a comprehensive strategy before imposition and lifting of the lockdown, the disease would not have spread this aggressively across the country.

In a statement here Tuesday, Shahbaz once again warned that the government was operating without a circumspect comprehensive strategy and should make the details of the testing data public. He also asked the government to share the details of the strategy to stop the spread of virus. He said there is no time to waste and clear priorities based on the developing situation must be established to minimise the damage by the disease. Repenting, expressing helplessness and calling a problem undeniable fate are not a policy, he stressed. He said with a meticulous strategy the damage can be minimised.