LAHORE – Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former spokesperson of the Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Gill on Thursday accused the Sindh government of pushing its narrative through infected Covid-19 patients.
The accusation came after a group of over 10,000 individuals, at the time, contracted the virus in what many interpreted as a public plea for enforcement of stricter lockdown measures to reduce coronavirus cases on Wednesday.
Gill claimed that the patients had caught the virus at the behest of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the ruling party in Sindh. He said that the recent decisions regarding the nationwide coronavirus strategy were mocked by the growing number of patients.
“It is unfortunate that after the Sindh government got tired of doing politics over the coronavirus issue, it pushed patients from Sindh forward,” he said on Twitter.
In the same tweet, the former Punjab spokesperson requested the ‘few people’ from the province to not ‘politicise’ the issue.
“I would like to request the patients catching the coronavirus not to politicise the issue, because that’s what the Sindh government is for,” he added.
By Friday evening, the number of PPP’s workers politicising coronavirus had reached 11,513 with the most of them, 4,851, in Punjab.