Govt has its priorities wrong: Bilawal

Says no major relief packages announced for doctors, frontline fighters
Apr 17, 2020

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto is not pleased with how the government is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

He criticised the centre’s policies in a series of tweets on Friday.

Bilawal says the federal government has its priorities wrong. 

Our value for profit over human life is driving our response to a health crisis, he wrote, adding that the whole country could suffer because of the government’s policies. 

“In the middle of global pandemic, we have not announced major relief packages for our doctors, nurses, frontline fighters or even daily wage earners who have been hardest hit by lockdown. However, Pakistan has announced major relief for construction industry during #COVID2019,” Bilawal said.

He called for the government to support the healthcare system, laborers and those who need it most.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Faisal Javed responded to Bilawal's comments on a telephonic conversation with SAMAA TV.

"Bilawal is unable to move ahead of political slogans. He is taking no practical steps," the senator said. "Where is the 18th amendment?" he asked Bilawal.

Javed said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan had all worked on the health sector. "But what has Sindh done so far apart from press conferences?" he questioned.

He said if you visit Sindh, you will realise what the situation is. "Children are dying in Tharparkar," Javed said, adding that it is unfortunate that the Sindh government is only interested in politics and statements.


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