Mehwish Hayat took to social media to slam organizers of a concert in Islamabad,
A concert was held in Islamabad on Saturday – on a day when 345 new coronavirus cases were reported in Pakistan’s capital.
This is very disappointing to be having live concerts with so many people while we are still not free of COVID. Cases are on the rise again and we are experiencing a deadly 3rd wave. Let's please act responsibly.🙏 Remember.. Jaan hai to jahaan hai ! https://t.co/3OQFBaoBdt— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) March 14, 2021
It was not just Mehwish Hayat, a number of other social media users also criticized the organizers over the irresponsible act.
“When the Batman of Islamabad @hamzashafqaat himself covid positive, the Gotham city enjoyed the concert by taking the opportunity of his absence and shattered all the SOP protocols. Ohh the irony screams!!,” tweet one social media user.
Another person in a tweet said, “On one side Govt is enforcing strict SOPs because #COVID and on other hand #Islamabad administration has given permission to hold #IslamabadTaste with live music concerts at the Convention Center? Carona is educated. It only comes in educational institutes.”
On one side Govt is enforcing strict SOPs because #COVID and on other hand #Islamabad administration has given permission to hold #IslamabadTaste with live music concerts at the Convention Center?Carona is educated. It only comes in educational institutes#Coronaviruspakistan pic.twitter.com/vDauOOVD4g— Muhammad Ashfaq (@Muhamma74450675) March 15, 2021
The criticism continued on the Twitter timeline in Pakistan:
Sir, why are grand public events like Islamabad Tourism Festival (+concert), Islamabad Taste etc. allowed?— Junaid Zia (@junaid_zia) March 11, 2021
Pakistan is the only country where Government allowed Concerts (Islamabad Fest) with full house and on the other side Schools/colleges/universities closing due to coronavirus pic.twitter.com/U9qVUk9z8P— BleedGreen.pk (@bleedgreenarmy) March 14, 2021
Islamabad taste concert is being held tonight in Islamabad is that place is corona free or Corona is educated enough. It only choose to affect educational institutes only. I pray for your speedy recovery sir. https://t.co/Dz4CbIxkTY— WAQAS KHAN NIAXI (@iam_niaxii) March 14, 2021
On Monday, the federal capital reported 371 new COVID-19 infections and two more deaths.
While the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad has also contracted coronavirus.
A set of new COVID-19 restrictions have been imposed in the federal capital in view of the rapidly rising coronavirus cases.
The deputy commissioner after revealing himself COVID-19 positive shared a notification of smart lockdown imposed in certain areas of Islamabad.
The district administration in the capital has also made wearing face masks mandatory for all citizens for the next two months.