- Asad Umar slams Shehbaz Sharif for holding publig gathering amid COVID-19 spike.
- Asks if he’s solely keen to do one thing constructive for Pakistan when in energy.
- The nationwide positivity ratio is once more on the rise and has nearly climbed to three%.
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar Monday criticized Chief of the Opposition, Shehbaz Sharif, for holding a rally in Swat, saying if he needs to serve the nation he ought to cease holding jalsas with 1000’s in attendance.
Taking to Twitter, the federal minister took a jibe on the PML-N president and stated, “Shahbaz sharif in his NA speech lectured about amazing things he would have done to stop COVID if he was in power”.
“[The] least he can do is not do jalsas with thousands of people as he did in swat yesterday. Or is he only willing to do something positive for Pakistan if he is in power?” the minister tweeted.
The Opposition alliance had organized an anti-government rally in Khyber Pakthtunkha, at which Sharif and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman spoke, alongside different leaders of the PDM.
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Umar, who additionally heads the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre, had final month warned that the fourth COVID-19 wave may hit the nation in July if SOPs usually are not adopted and suggested the plenty to get themselves vaccinated.
He had stated they analysed knowledge which hinted that one other wave of the pandemic can hit Pakistan if security protocols usually are not carried out.
“Reviewed the artificial intelligence-based disease modelling analysis today in NCOC. In the absence of strong SOP enforcement and continued strong vaccination program, the 4th wave could emerge in Pakistan in July,” he had stated.
Positivity nears 3%
Pakistan on Monday reported 1,347 new instances of the novel coronavirus within the final 24 hours, marking the fifth consecutive day of 1,000+ every day new instances.
One other 19 individuals misplaced their lives to COVID-19 over this 24-hour interval, as per knowledge from the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) issued at this time.
The nation carried out 45,245 COVID-19 exams within the final 24 hours, of which 1,347 got here again constructive for the virus. The coronavirus positivity ratio presently stands at 2.97%.
The full variety of lively instances within the nation has crossed the 33,000 instances mark and presently stands at 33,299, whereas the nation’s whole recoveries have elevated to 907,934.
A complete of 963,660 instances have been detected up to now within the nation because the pandemic broke out within the nation final yr and 22,427 individuals have died from the virus since then.
In accordance with a province-wise breakdown, the full instances reported in Sindh up to now are 340,902, in Punjab 346,852, in Khyber Paktunkhwa 138,533, in Islamabad Capital Territory 82,969, in Balochistan 27,419, in Gilgit-Baltistan 6,427 and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir 20,558.