Opposition plays with health and lives of people: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD21 November — Senator Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting, said on Saturday that the opposition is playing with the health and lives of the people by taking irresponsible attitudes despite the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to a private news channel, he said the opposition was deliberately playing with the lives of the people by insisting on holding their public gatherings in different cities.

The Minister said that the government is not feared by political opponents of the opposition, so it has enabled them to hold public rallies in different cities.

The government wanted to protect the health and lives of the masses. The opposition must also decide to hold political meetings during the pandemic, as it was the collective responsibility to adopt all standard procedures (SOPs) issued by the government to combat coronavirus. .

Coronavirus was not just a single political party, but it was a matter of the nation, so the people had to follow SOPs with letter and spirit, he added.

When asked, he said that the proportion of deadly virus in Khyber Pakthunkhawa is high compared to other provinces. The government has asked the opposition to cancel political rallies in the greater interest of the country and its people.

Shibli Faraz said the government has already canceled its scheduled political rallies, but the opposition is playing with the lives of the people just to win personal interests, adding that opposition should bring their families to their rallies, but they will never do not.

He said every issue should be discussed in parliament as it is the appropriate forum to resolve the issues but opposition parties use derogatory language against the government.

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