Public should follow the guidelines issued by the government: Ajmal Wazir


Peshawar, 17th May: Advisor on information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir has stated that clear directions have been issued by the provincial government and violation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during relaxation in the lockdown will never be tolerated.

The advisor informed that the lockdown was relaxed but Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has issued clear direction on taking action against violators adding that the lockdown could be imposed again in case of non-implementation of the SOPs.

The advisor said this while briefing media. He also visited different barber and salon shops on special directions of the chief minister and informed that the lockdown could be relaxed further if the general public followed the guidelines issued by the provincial government.

The advisor informed that the government has allowed barber and salon shops to continue their business activities for three days a week—Friday, Saturday, and Sundays adding that other shops and bazaars were allowed under SOPs from Monday to thursday.

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He informed that the reason behind allowing different businesses on different days was to avoid crowds in the markets adding that the government has eased the lockdown keeping in view the problems being faced besides keeping economic activities going on.

He stated that much of country’s population was living below the poverty line and Prime Minister Imran Khan was worried about the same group of people adding ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan came to power, he was always worried about the underprivileged segment of the society terming it the reason why the lockdown was relaxed.

The advisor appealed to the general public to follow the guidelines issued by the government.

Ajmal Wazir informed that it was easy to open a laptop and criticize the government, adding if the opposition really wanted to help the general public, they should join hands with the government rather than provoking people.

He stated that doctors, medical staff, and other security agencies, including the Pakistan Army, were fighting on the front lines adding that services of those who fought on the front line against Corona will always be remembered.

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