Complete lockdown will not be allowed in Sindh: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that complete lockdown will not be allowed in Sindh.

Fawad Chaudhry said that the policy of the federal government regarding complete lockdown is clear. The Supreme Court had also remarked that the provinces cannot make individual decisions in this regard.

In his statement on the complete lockdown decision of the Sindh government, he said that under Article 151, Pakistan is a single market, the port of Karachi is the lifeline of Pakistan s economy and such a step cannot be allowed.

Fawad Chaudhry said that no option of complete lockdown is available to any province, the policy regarding Covid-19 is issued by the federation and NCOC , and the provinces are bound to implement it.

He said that Pakistan has fought hard against Coronavirus, so far we have managed to save human lives and the country s economy is on its feet.

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

He said that if the Sindh government had implemented the SOPs, the situation in Karachi would not have gone out of control.

Sindh has been given a clear message that individual decisions cannot be made, the NCOC guidelines must be implemented, he added.