By Malik Najmussaqib
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged people of Pakistan, particularly of Sindh to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with simplicity and demonstrate solidarity with the coronavirus patients, aggrieved families who lost their lives and poor people.
“We are passing through a very critical phase of pandemic which is unprecedented in the recent history, therefore, I am of the view that we all should celebrate Eid with simplicity and I would request the prime minister to announce celebration of Eid with simplicity at national level,” he said yesterday while addressing a press conference here at auditorium of Sindh Assembly Building.
He was flanked by provincial ministers, Dr. Azra Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Nasir Shah, Advisor Murtaza Wahab and MNA Agha Rafiullah. The chief minister said that he was dedicating Eid-ul-Fitr to the frontline workers, doctors, paramedical staff, nurses, police, rangers and revenue dept officials who were selflessly fighting with the virus to save life of others. “This is a matchless service and we have lost seven doctors, five policemen and 20 Pakistan Rangers,” he said.
The chief minister paying rich tribute to frontline workers, said that 364 persons of health department had been affected by coronavirus, of them 27 had recovered and seven of them lost their lives while saving the lives of the patients. He shared their names with medua as Dr. Abdul Qadir Soomro, Dr. Abdul Haq, Dr. Zubaida Siraj, Dr. Furqanul Haq, Dr. Asar Ibrahim, Dr. M Basheer Qasim and Dr. Nawaz Gahouti. He added that 274 police men were infected with coronavirus, of them 59 had recovered while five succumbed to the virus.