Islamabad: On Monday, the Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has claimed that “Pakistan ‘sleep walking’ into a coronavirus disaster.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has explained the country’s response to the pandemic. Everybody is taking is for granted and no serious steps are being taken by the government.
Via a video call from his office in Karachi, he said,
“There is definitely a false sense of security that we´ve seen from the start of this crisis. We have seen a desire to ignore science and facts and the examples of what has been happening around us internationally, which has hampered us taking the timely and necessary action.”
It is pertinent to note that Prime Minister Imran Khan has refused to place complete lockdown in the country and in return, he has faced a lot of criticism for his decision.
While giving his stance on the decision, Bilawal Bhutto said that the economy of the country could be uplifted but those who have died cannot be brought into the life again.
“We can bring the economy back to life, but we cannot bring people back to life.”
He claimed that while hoping for the best and not preparing for the worst is actually dangerous for the country.
“If we just hope for the best and don´t prepare for the worst then Pakistan is sleep walking into a disastrous situation and I genuinely fear for the consequences.”
Meanwhile, the confirmed coronavirus cases have rose up to 5714 across the country. Several new cases are being reported from both Sindh and Punjab.
While the country’s death toll rises to 96.