Govt’s relief package is limited to announcement: Sirajul Haq

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday said that the government should exercise responsibility as the number of coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country.

Talking to media in Lahore on Sunday, he said that the relief package was limited to announcement. Adding that so far no one has received even a single penny.

The JI chief also demanded the government to announce waiving off the electricity and gas bills.

Haq demanded the government ensure the safety of frontline doctors and paramedics fighting coronavirus pandemic in the country.

He said that frontline doctors and paramedics were not safe. Adding that neither they had standardized personal protection equipment (PPE) nor proper training to fight the disease.

“Government should devise a national policy in consultation with the health experts and political leadership,” the JI chief said.

He further accused the government of spending a handsome amount of money on the shirts for the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Force. Adding that this money could have been spent on the safety of doctors and paramedics.

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