PM Imran Khan rules out countrywide lockdown

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out the possibility of a countrywide lockdown amid coronavirus’s spread in Pakistan. He justified his statement saying that the country lacks the resources to feed daily wage workers for two weeks and said he would have gone for a lockdown if the country’s situation was like other countries.

The PM warned that a total suspension of business would take a toll on the daily wage workers since 25% of the total population lies below the line of poverty.

Source: Samaa