Opposition leader in national assembly and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday unveiled a plan to ensure the continuous supply of food and medicines across the country amid lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.
The plan constitutes on use of utility stores for the purpose of ensuring continuity of food supplies to different districts, reported revealed.
“Citizens should use mobile phone apps and phone lines to order food and medicines to their homes. The distribution of the supplies should be carried out through the fleet Pakistan Post and railways,” Sharif said.
“Federal government could utilize Baitul maal and other subsidies to lower the prices of essential items across the country,” he added.
The PML-N leader also asked the government to seek armed forces help and other government employees to work during the crisis, with protective suits and other items so they can stay safe.
“The relief package announced by the government to deal with the coronavirus crisis is inadequate and incomplete. The concerns of the opposition regarding the package must be addressed,” he said.
The PML-N chief further said,”the government should deal with the crisis with foresight, intelligence, and incredible patience. Instead, the government is seen taking frustrated and angry decisions”.
Sharif also paid tribute to all the soldiers, doctors, nurses, medical staff, government employees, and other public servants who were risking their lives to perform their duties in the time of crisis.