Centre opposes Sindh's move to impose complete lockdown
Gulf Today|August 01, 2021
PM is of the view that the complete lockdown would severely affect the working class and daily wagers: Chaudhry; micro-smart lockdown imposed in 13 coronavirus hotspots in Lahore

KARACHI

In clear opposition to the lockdown enforced in Karachi by the Sindh government, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said that the Sindh government would not be allowed to impose a complete lockdown in the province.

Commenting on the Sindh government’s announcement regarding the imposition of the lockdown from Saturday, the information minister said the Supreme Court has ruled that the provinces could not make unilateral decisions in this regard.

Chaudhry said the option of complete lockdown is not available to any province.

“The policy regarding the COVID-19 pandemic was given by the federation, National Command and Control Centre (NCOC), and the provinces are bound to implement it.”

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was of the view that the complete lockdown would severely affect the working class and daily wage earners.

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