By Pervaiz Jatt
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari yesterday stressed the need for heeding the advice of doctors and health experts calling for a strict lockdown to arrest the spread of coronavirus in the country.
“This is not the time for populous electoral politics. This is the time to make decisions based on the advice of doctors and health experts,” he said while talking to media. He added health professionals from Lahore to Karachi are protesting, giving press conferences, and appealing to them to take necessary steps to protect them and to ease the burden on the healthcare system.
The young PPP leader said Sindh was the first province to introduce lockdown and strict restrictions to stem Covid-19. He said the provincial government was trying to convince ulema to abide by lockdown restrictions they were already adhering to but now this is difficult given mixed messages on the issue from the Centre on the issue.