By Malik Najmussaqib
KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said yesterday that regardless of whether the federal government was unjustifiably defaming the Sindh government or the media was criticizing baselessly, the Sindh government would adopt all the precautionary measures which it would deem imperative to save people’s lives.
“The Sindh government was doing what the whole world was doing in the light of the advice of medical experts. He said that after the April 24 meeting, when it was decided in consultation with all the stakeholders that the lockdown would be extended till May 9, it was the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar who announced that the lockdown all over the country would remain intact till May 9, but it was strange that now he was constantly trying to give an impression that as if the people of Sindh were facing hardships owing to lockdown,” he said while addressing a press conference on Monday. Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani and Minister for Agriculture Ismail Rahu were also present at the press conference.
Shah said that not only the federal ministers and federal spokespersons but also the cannons of the media were aimed at the Sindh government and the impression was being given that people were suffering owing to lockdown only in Sindh, while the rest of the country was open.
He said that attempts were being made to discredit the Sindh government on mainstream media and social media by making various false allegations, sometimes regarding the distribution of rations and sometimes by misleading the businessmen. He said that the focus of the Sindh government could not be diverted from such clever tactics and the Sindh government would do everything possible to save the lives of its people.