KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged people of the country, particularly of Sindh to celebrate Eid-ul-fitr with simplicity and demonstrate solidarity with the coronavirus patients, the aggrieved families who lost their lives and the poor people.
“We are passing through a very critical phase of pandemic which is unprecedented in the recent history, therefore I am of the view that we all should celebrate Eid with simplicity.”
He said this on Thursday while addressing a press conference here at auditorium of Sindh Assembly Building here, said a statement issued from the CM’s House.
The CM Sindh was flanked by provincial ministers, Dr Azra Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Nasir Shah, Advisor Murtaza Wahab and MNA Agha Rafiullah.
The chief minister said that he was dedicating Eid-ul-fitr to the frontline workers, doctors, para-medical staff, nurses, janitorial staff, police, Rangers and revenue dept officials who selflessly fighting with the virus to save life of others. “This is a matchless service and we have lost seven doctors, five policemen and 20 personnel of Pakistan Rangers,” he said.
The chief minister paying rich tribute to front line workers, said that 364 persons of health department have affected by coronavirus, of them 27 have recovered and seven of them lost their lives while saving the lives of the patients.
He shared their their names, Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro, Dr. Abdul Haq, Dr. Zubaida Siraj Dr. Furqan Ul Haq, Dr Asar Ibrahim, Dr. M. Basheer Qasim and Dr. Nawaz Gahouti, with the media.
He added that 274 police men were infected with coronavirus, of them 59 have recovered while five succumbed to the virus. They were Hanif, ASI Anis, ASI Sher Gul Khan, ASI Mohammad Anwar and HC Abdul Aziz.
Talking about Pakistan Rangers, the chief minister said that their 20 personnel have been affected by the coronavirus and prayer for their early recover.
The chief minister announced to give compensation to the frontline workers who lost their lives in the line of their duty. “I will also give a similar compensation to the frontline workers of the private sector by making necessary amendment in the law,” he said and added that the compensation package was under preparation.
He said that there was a provision of compensation in the accidental deaths. “We are also exploring ways and means to compensate others,” he said.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the international experiences and ground realities showed that coronavirus has affected thickly populated areas badly. “I am not talking only of Pakistan but all