ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said that National Assembly (NA) Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif should bring back his foreign assets to the country to help the government fight coronavirus pandemic instead of merely providing a “delusional roadmap”.
She said this in response to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president’s speech in which he had criticised the government. “He gave a delusional roadmap and criticised the government for its shortcomings against the virus,” he said.
She said that 10 years is an ideal period for any chief minister for improving and introducing new technology in the health sector but sadly Shehbaz had done not enough during his tenure. “This is not the time for politics and we should focus on spreading awareness among the masses so that we can curb the spread of this highly contagious disease,” she added.
Reacting to Shehbaz and Bilawal’s walkout from the recent parliamentary leaders’ meeting, she said, “I urge them to avoid thinking selfishly and to sincerely help the government tackle the challenges it is facing.”
“The opposition can criticise the government but it should also propose measures to combat the pandemic,” she added.
Earlier, leaders of all parliamentary parties held a meeting via video-link. During the meeting, the prime minister talked about the initiatives taken by the government to counter the spread of COVID-19. However, soon after his speech, he left the meeting, and when the opposition learned about the premier’s walkout, they also left the meeting in protest.