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File Photo: Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing in national assembly

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari says borders are the responsibility of the federal government and therefore it should have ensured proper management of Pakistanis arriving from Iran through Taftan. The Zaireen entering into Pakistan from Iran must have been tested and screened to contain the coronavirus, the PPP Chairman said.

“You couldn’t test them, you couldn’t quarantine them. I’m not saying it’s their fault. I’m saying it’s your fault,” he told the treasury benches in NA.

“Why wasn’t the Raiwind Ijtima stopped? Our Tableeghi brothers should’ve been informed [about the virus threat].”

Pakistan had temporarily closed its border with neighboring Iran in the aftermath of coronavirus in the country. The border was opened by the authorities, when, Iranian officials forced thousands of Pakistanis to Taftan. Since then, around 10,000 Pakistanis have entered Iran at the Taftan border.

Pak-Iran border at Taftan temporarily closed

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