Imran to make ‘big announcement’ soon, says aide | Pakistan Today

Imran to make ‘big announcement’ soon, says aide

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation soon and would announce “something really important”.

In his daily media briefing on the pandemic, Mirza added that the entire government is doing everything it can to combat the pandemic.

The premier last addressed the nation on Sunday, making it the second time in less than a week to do so. In his address, he, again, refused to impose a national lockdown citing economic reasons and urged the citizens to practice self-isolation to contain the spread of the disease.

In its reaction to the address, the opposition said the prime minister “has no plan on how to steer away the nation from the deadly virus”.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) urged the government to “do something practical” in the situation instead of asking people to take their own measures.

PML-N Information Secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb said in a statement: “Mr prime minister, it is not the time for words but actions.”

Separately, the premier will launch a mobile application, developed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), tomorrow to ensure the provision of multiple online services to the residents of the federal capital.

Services like e-police, emergency services, payment of utility bills, notifications verification, city guide, issuance of domicile, CNIC, fard, arms license, vehicle registration, token tax, birth and death certificates among others will be provided online.

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