Complete Lockdown detrimental to country's economy: PM

Complete Lockdown detrimental to country’s economy: PM

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Islamabad: On Saturday Prime Minister Imran Khan once again emphasized the need to build public awareness of the severity of COVID19 and the need to strictly follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to control its spread. Pakistan is one of the pioneers of smart locking methods .

The prime minister pointed out in a series of tweets that the blockade means economic collapse; in poorer countries, poverty has risen sharply, overwhelming the poor, just like Modi’s blockade in India.

“Only solution as world has discovered is smart lockdown which allows for economic activity with SOPs. We are amongst pioneers of this approach,” he posted.

The Prime Minister called on civil society, the media, Ulayma and Tiger Force to “build awareness among the public about the severity of COVID19 and strict compliance with SOP”.

“This video shows the dilemma confronting our govt today: On the one hand we have the masses who are not taking the COVID19 pandemic seriously & on the other hand, understandably, we have our frontline doctors & health professionals, who are at great risk, & some of our elite wanting a lockdown – the elite who have the privilege of spacious homes & income unaffected by fallout of lockdown,” he further posted. 

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