KARACHI: The provincial governments of Balochistan and Sindh have decided to seek help of Pakistan Army in their attempts to enforce lock down as number of Corona-infected patients continue to rise.
The decision by Sindh government came after Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s appeal to the masses to observe self-isolation for at least three days fell on deaf ears, reflected by Murtaza Wahab’s tweet in which he termed people on the streets as more dangerous than a Kalashnikov, calling it shameful.
Hours later, the Sindh government had detailed meeting with all stake holders including Governor, Corps Commander, Rangers and provincial police chief in which he decided to take some strict measures aimed at keeping people indoor.
It may be mentioned here that the number of Corona cases in Sindh have risen to 292 with 3 news cases reported in Karachi and 36 new cases reported in Pilgrims who have recently returned from Iran.
Late last night, the government of Balochistan too issued a letter to the Federal Interior Ministry, seeking deployment of Army in aid of civil administration to tackle growing Covid-19 cases.
The number of Corona cases stand at 103 in Balochistan, 292 in Sindh, 137 in Punjab, 31 in KhyberPakhtunkhwa, 10 in Islamabad, 55 in Gilgit Baltistan and 1 in Azad Kashmir.