‘Complete lockdown means people going hungry,’ PM Imran Khan says reacting to Sindh’s decision.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday expressed his views on the issue while conversing with the people of Pakistan in a live question-and-answer session via telephone.
PM also criticized the partial coronavirus lockdown imposed by the Sindh government against the federal government’s wishes and explained that while doing so would break the back of the common man.
“We had a small problem between the federal government and Sindh,” the PM said during a live question-and-answer session with the public.
“Sindh government wanted to impose a lockdown, which is the correct decision and will curb the spread of the virus. But on the other hand, the thing to see is that will we be able to save the economy from the lockdown? Then there is the issue of hunger … the daily wage earners and especially the poor section of our society … how will they make ends meet during the lockdown?” he added.
By citing an example of India, he also spoke about how imposing a complete lockdown in the country is not the solution, where the situation worsened for poor people when such a measure was taken.
“Their (Indian) government imposed a lockdown at once without thinking anything of the public. They only thought of the upper class and elite like us,” the PM said.
“Sindh government should know that when you force a lockdown you are going to keep people hungry. You cannot keep hungry people under a lockdown if you do not have the resources to bring them food,” he added.