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May 30, 2020

JI leader concerned at increasing mortality rate in KP

Peshawar

May 30, 2020

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) provincial president Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan on Friday expressed serious concern over the increasing mortality rate of the victims of coronavirus and asked the government to focus attention on the matter and take steps in the right direction on war-footing.

In a press statement issued here, he said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was much smaller on the basis of population than Punjab and Sindh. “But the number of deaths caused by coronavirus has surpassed the other provinces which speaks volumes for the poor management of the issue by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government,” he added. He said that the major health facility of the province – the Lady Reading Hospital – was passing through the worst crisis and doctors there were tendering resignations one after another. Nausherwan Burki, the close relative of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has been running the affairs of the hospital and health system in the province, has been missing long. He said that the PTI during its seven years rule in the province had destroyed health system in the province. Not a single hospital could be set up in the province, while the existing ones suffered due to flawed policies of the government. The government should take notice of the issue and take steps on war footing to overcome the growing fears among the people, he added.

The JI leader also rejected the hike in the prices of electricity and urged the government to withdraw the decision at the earliest. He said that at a time when fuel prices had come down to historic low in the international market, the government was trying to make money out of it. He said that after reduction in fuel prices, the prices of electricity should also be reduced.