PTI MNA mocks COVID-19 restrictions by holding a large wedding
PTI MNA Aslam Khan mocked the regulations in place by holding a large gathering of people at his local residence.
Aslam Khan hosted a valima function at his residence in Khayaban-e-Rahat, which is in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase 6.
Khan said he was hosting his daughter’s valima at his residence. “I only invited my family and close friends for the function,” he said.
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The MNA – belonging to the party in power – said he had not hosted a “huge gathering” in light of the coronavirus pandemic and reality was very different to what was being reported in the media.
The development comes forth after a couple of days of the Sindh government imposing a lockdown in the province till August 8 – after it saw a hefty spike in coronavirus cases.
As per the government’s directions, there is a complete ban on wedding functions and gatherings of all sorts have been imposed. Pakistan is currently undergoing a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The lockdown, as per some of the key decisions by the Sindh government, is to stay in place till August 8 across the province. It came into effect on August 1.
As per the locked decisions, government offices are to remain closed from next week. People who do not get vaccinated will not be paid their salaries after August 31 and randomly, vaccination cards of anyone roaming the streets could be checked. It was said that only the export industry will remain open.
Furthermore, all markets in the province will remain closed and only pharmacies will stay open. CM Murad Ali Shah said that inter-city transport will be closed.
During a press conference last week, the CM said that while the provincial government has forced the lockdown for the entire province but its major focus is on Karachi as “it is the worst off”.