PM slams opposition for holding rallies amid second Covid wave

PM slams opposition for holding rallies amid second Covid-19 wave
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed opposition parties for holding rallies amid spike in coronavirus cases.

Taking to twitter, PM responded to the tweet of Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar and wrote that the same opposition who wanted strict lockdown earlier is now playing ‘reckless politics’ with people's safety by holding rallies.

PM added that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leadership is defying court orders and holding rallies when coronavirus cases are rising dramatically in the country.

“The same PDM mbrs who had wanted a strict lockdown and criticised me earlier now playing reckless politics with people's safety. They are even defying court orders & holding a jalsa when cases are rising dramatically,” he said.


Earlier, Asad Umar lashed out at Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership for insisting on holding a rally in Peshawar amid surge in Covid-19 cases.

He said that PML-N led government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has imposed a two-week lockdown, whereas, PPP-led Sindh government has announced smart lockdown in four areas of Karachi.

“Both parties are showing double standards by holding a rally in Peshawar when country is experiencing second wave of coronavirus,” he said.


The federal minister also shared statistics of Peshawar Covid-19 cases and said positivity rate of coronavirus is 13.39% in Peshawar.

“Opposition is taking revenge from the people of Peshawar who gave the mandate to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) by holding rallies amid spike in cases,” he added.


Information Minister Shibli Faraz also termed opposition’s attitude as irresponsible and said that there is no point in holding rallies after clear orders by government and court.

“Playing with the health and lives of the people for personal gain is height of selfishness,” he added.


On the other hand the district administration of Peshawar has not allowed PDM to hold rally on November 22 in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in city.