Balochistan Govt fails to battle coronavirus: Opposition parties

Govt withdrawn notification about formation of parliamentary committee

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By Our Reporter

QUETTA: Opposition political parties in Balochistan have lashed out at provincial government for what they claim its failure to contain the spread of coronavirus. However, in an important development, the Balochistan government also has withdrawn an earlier notification regarding the formation of a parliamentary committee led by chief secretary with regard to the novel coronavirus in the province. Oppostion parties had rejected the parliamentary committee and opposed chief secretary being head of the committee.

Opposition legislators in Balochistan Assembly and leaders of various political parties addressed a joint press conference in Quetta on Wednesday evening.

Opposition leader in  Balochistan Assembly, Malik Sikandar Advocate, former chief minister, Nawab Aslam Raisani, Senator Jehanzaib Jamaldini of Balochistan  National Party Mengal, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) strongly criticized the government with regard to the containment efforts regarding coronavirus in the province.

“Government has failed to contain the virus”, Malik Sikandar Advocate complained. The opposition legislators said that they had given proposals to the government but there was no implementation.

“We cannot stay silent in these circumstances, the government must address the issues faced by masses”, Nawab Aslam Raisani said.

The opposition parties also demanded provision of personal protective equipment for doctors battling the novel coronavirus in the province. “Doctors must be provided PPEs”, Dr. Jehanzaib Jamaldini demanded.

Rahim Ziaratwal of PKMAP also lashed out at the government for what he claims its failure to address the issues faced by doctors and masses of the province.

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