LONDON/ISLAMABAD – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced what government advisors in both Britain and Pakistan are calling ‘uneased lockdown’, keeping in mind the demands of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
Sources within the UK Conservative Party and the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government have confirmed that the recent decisions to both ease and extend the lockdowns in both countries have been taken following due consultations between the two premiers Boris Johnson and Imran Khan.
“If you notice, both Johnson and Khan are asking citizens to stay at home, but also that they can go out. It essentially boils down to a masterful strategy that asks people to stay at home, but not if they can’t, shan’t or won’t,” Johnson’s advisor Dominic Cummings said while talking to The Dependent.
Cummings further confirmed that that PM Johnson’s speech on Sunday was borrowed from PM Khan, underlining the reason behind the similarities in the words and approaches of the two leaders.
“Johnson asked his good friend Khan if he could use material from his covid-19 speeches, and the Pakistani premier was happy to help. After all, they’re both following the same science,” he added.