It was a day ago when Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the high profile meeting as he visited Headquarters Inter Services Intelligence along with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Federal Ministers Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar & SAPM Dr. Moeed Yousuf. Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid and DG ISI received the PM on his arrival at Headquarters.
The photo of the PM arriving at the ISI headquarters is doing rounds on social media. The reason is not just his visit, PM Imran Khan did not bother to wear a mask in public.
Do we need to remind him that the coronavirus pandemic is at large, if the premiere doesn’t prefer to put on the mask, how can we expect the nation to follow SOPs set by the government?
It was just a month ago when on PM’s request arrangements were made to air Turkish series Ertugrul Ghazi on PTV and PM at multiple times reminded people why he wants them to see this series.
Would it not be great if PM Imran Khan like discussing other matters also pays importance to convey the message of how important it is to wear a mask in public and follow the SOPs.
By the way, on May 15 it was Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said that the government will make wearing face masks mandatory in public places, adding that a notification in this regard will be issued soon.
“So far, the government has been recommending that people wear masks when visiting public places. However, we have now decided to make it mandatory as lockdowns have been eased. We will issue a notification in this regard,” he said in a televised press briefing alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan.
And those who are following how PM appeared in public without wearing a mask, seek for justification of his act:
I legit want to know the thought process of our Honorable PM behind not Wearing a Mask in Public. https://t.co/71WPUlD5eG— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) June 4, 2020
I have literally heard people saying itna corona worona hota to imran khan bhi mask pehanta. https://t.co/2c71P2RXDa— Waleed Nasir (@waleednasir00) June 3, 2020
Okay seriously…is this not wearing a mask thing an ego issue now? I'm genuinely curious. https://t.co/O2gWCszHmU— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) June 3, 2020
Politicians like Trump, Bolsonaro, Imran Khan etc don't see mask wearing as 'on brand' https://t.co/oIeotbbQTM— Issam Ahmed (@IssamAhmed) June 3, 2020
Imran Khan agar mask pehnega tou how will we know k ye Imran Khan hai? Photo me shakal bhi na aye tou kya faida itne handsome PM ka 😍— Mashriki Mashkro (@commiedi) June 3, 2020
Please remember the golden rule: the right thing to do is the opposite of whatever Imran Khan is doing. Wear a mask. https://t.co/72joGw6I44— Bilal Kayani (@BilalAKayani) June 3, 2020
Imran khan not wearing a mask in public while telling people to follow SOPs.— Dr. Anam J. Cheema (@AnamCheema_) June 3, 2020
Practice what you preach and lead by example pic.twitter.com/XKXxGLrjFu