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June 26, 2020

Shibli Faraz rules out any political instability

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June 26, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz Thursday asserted the government was stable and everything was in control, saying the talk of any political instability was like a storm in the teacup.

Talking to media persons here after visiting the G-7/2 area of the federal capital, the minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan during his speech in the National Assembly had spoken in detail on the budget, coronavirus and other issues. He maintained the nation should be proud of such leadership which was handling the challenges quite effectively. To a question, the minister clarified that the rumours about Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar calling for resignation of Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister for Science and Technology were incorrect. “I have no knowledge about it and I don’t think there is any such thing,” the minister remarked.

Senator Shibli claimed that the strategy of imposing "smart lockdown" in areas, declared as hot spots in connection with the coronavirus is paying dividends for proving helpful in controlling the fast spread of the disease. About his visit to the sub-sector, the minister he had visited the area on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He pointed out that technology and testing were being used for determination of the areas where the spread of coronavirus had increased rapidly and smart lockdown was imposed in such areas.He appealed to the masses to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and adopt social distancing to save themselves and others from the virus. He said as so far no specific medicine was available for the treatment of coronavirus and social distancing was the only method to defeat the virus.