LAHORE: On Saturday, Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and Special Assistant to Chief Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan hosted a luncheon for the destitute and vulnerable children living in the Child Safety and Welfare Bureau at the Governor’s House in connection with the ‘Shan-i-Rehmatul Lil Alameen’ week.
Mr. Sarwar and Dr. Awan distributed the children’s gift hampers and played cricket with them.
Governor Sarwar, speaking to the media, said the opposition should refrain from interfering with people’s lives by organising rallies. The opposition rallies could lead the country to a situation comparable to that in the US with coronavirus. He said the government was not holding rallies and large gatherings because of the pandemic.
The governor lamented that prior to any problem, it had been a tradition for the opposition to give preference to political and personal interests.
Coronavirus was a fact that influenced human health everywhere, Dr. Awan said. In order to protect and deter people from the infection, precautionary steps have been taken all around the world. She said the government had already released a proposal to deal with the situation at the National Command Operation Centre conference, adding that all provincial governments were bound to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for coronavirus.
She said that considering the fact that the second wave of the virus was deadly, the opposition was doing politics only for face-saving. More important than politics is your life. While life lasts, politics will do so,’ she emphasised.
She claimed that it would not be practicable to enforce the SOPs at public opposition hearings. “If the lives of people are at stake, strict legal action will be taken by the government,” she said.