QUETTA: Irked by critics’ remarks over dealing with of Iran-returned pilgrims, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has mentioned that solely time will inform whether or not the provincial authorities was profitable in dealing with the difficulty or not.
“I am disappointed with politicians, anchorpersons, and analysts remarks [over our government’s performance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak]. They made fun of the people, doctors, and administration that Balochistan could not handle 500 guests,” the chief minister mentioned in a video assertion late on Wednesday.
“Only time will tell whether Balochistan government was successful in handling the issue [caused by the coronavirus pandemic],” Kamal mentioned.
Based on authorities statistics, the full variety of coronavirus instances in Balochistan reached 131 after 12 extra folks examined optimistic. The provincial authorities has been making efforts to assist folks and facilitate the medical workers of their combat towards the lethal an infection.
Facilitating as many as 5,000 pilgrims in Taftan was an enormous process, the CM mentioned, including that no one is conscious of the federal government’s efforts in attending to so many individuals.
Kamal, who can also be the Balochistan Awami Get together president, mentioned: “Iranian government could not keep our pilgrims in their country after the outbreak of COVID-19. But we took the responsibility of every pilgrim coming from Iran without discrimination.”
He added that solely the provincial authorities is aware of the way it managed to maintain 5,000 folks in Taftan, Chagai district.
“The administration and doctors worked extremely hard to facilitate the people.”
Regardless of a number of critics, there have been individuals who praised the provincial authorities and the medical workers for his or her onerous work at such a vital time, he added. “We have to make a lot of changes in our character and our thinking,” Kamal mentioned whereas referring to the panic sparked by the virus scare within the nation.
It’s pertinent to say that the entire nation is sort of in partial or whole lockdown as a part of efforts to include the virus.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, March 27th, 2020.