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Islamabad: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, on Sunday said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) aims to keep public devoid of its rights.

He said this while talking to a press conference in Islamabad. Asad Umar mentioned that the flour prices in Karachi are expesnive in comparison to Punjab and further said that he had submitted the application against Sindh Local Bodies Amendment Bill. PPP merely wants to bring country in a dangerous situation. Sindh produces wheat in surplus amount while it is being sold at expensive prices of at least Rs300-350 in comparison to Punjab, he emphasized.

The planning and development minster said that in the hard times of COVID-19 outbreak, Rs2.5 billion were utilized by province. He went on to add that there are clear depictions on Omicron outbreak to prevail soon across the country. Following the reports of Bloomberg, the country will be able to attain 100 percent vaccination in a span of 10 years, he mentioned.

Earlier today, Asad Umar had warned against a new wave of Covid-19 with new variant named Omicron in the country. 

He said that there is clear evidence that another wave of Covid that has been expected in the past few weeks has begun.

“Genome sequencing showing rising proportion of omicron cases particularly in Karachi,” he said on his twitter handle.

The minister who is also Chairman of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) advised the people to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures including wearing face masks.

Meanwhile addressing a press conference in Karachi, the minister added that the federal government had spent Rs 250 billion from its budget to procure COVID vaccines.

He said as per its target, the government had vaccinated over 70 million people in the country by December 31, 2021.

In response to a PPP leader’s tweet that Sindh province cannot purchase vaccines in accordance with the law, the minister said that there is no law preventing any province from purchasing vaccines.

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