Rehman Malik urged the PM to call on the APC for an integrated strategy against COVID-19 | Instant News


ISLAMABAD – Former Minister of the Interior and Chair of the Senate Permanent Committee on Interior Senators Rehman Malik today on Saturday has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to call the Conference of All Parties as early as possible to achieve an integrated strategy to fight the corona virus and its impact on the country.

When greeting a press conference, Senator Rehman Malik expressed serious concern over the rapid increase in the number of corona virus cases in Pakistan and said that he feared further increases in the coming days if preventive measures on a war footing were not taken. He expressed extraordinary sadness and also paid rich respect to medical professionals who died of the corona virus and prayed for a speedy recovery from those who tested positive and expressed sympathy with their families.

Senator Rehman Malik said that he disagreed with the slogan “Cronona se Darna Nahe” (Don’t be afraid of Corona) adding that because of this slogan many people who take this deadly disease are not serious and don’t wear masks in public places. He said that the slogan should be “Hamay Corona Se Khud ko Qom ko Mehfooz Rakhna Hay” (we must save ourselves and the nation from coronavirus) by following the SOP and all preventive measures. He urged the nation not to underestimate the corona virus and follow the SOP and all precautions just because of our carelessness, it will increase exponentially, out of our control.

In his press conference, Senator Rehman Malik said that witnessing the dire situation that occurred especially after the Idul Fitri holiday, it was necessary to write to PM Imran Khan to put aside ego and political differences and immediately call APC with a one-point agenda to make consensus about formulating strategies to fight the corona virus in the country.

In his letter he stated that since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in Pakistan, we have suffered irreparable damage, adding that there is no doubt that the whole world continues to face the consequences of this devastating phenomenon, but there are several examples, where countries, with timely planning and forwards have addressed this problem with greater success.

He writes that we are entering a more critical phase of this pandemic in Pakistan, where an explosion of disease can affect the most sensitive organs and paralyze their function. “The need for consensus and integrated responses has increased exponentially. With the convergence of the threat of a pandemic, overshadowing a global recession, exacerbating trade wars, shifting geostrategic political patterns, rushing to withdraw from foreign troops from Afghanistan, tensions in the Gulf, raising the head of terrorism in Pakistan, and aggressive Indian attitudes, increasing atrocities in Kashmir , the Warfare Hybrid Exploitative tool which is clearly being carried out in the hands of Pakistan’s enemies, is ready to attack the country. The drums of war that are not too far away are being defeated in areas that bore an existential challenge for Pakistan, “the letter read.

The Senator in his letter urged to form unity among nations and to develop synergies in uniting objectives in these difficult times, to call the All Parties Conference (APC), with a one point agenda, which “reached a consensus in formulating strategies to fight coronaviruses”, Without further delay, where, integrated action can be taken to meet increasing challenges. Referring to the previous correspondence, he said that he had suggested several steps, through his letters to PM Imran Khan on March 20, 2020 and April 27, 2020, and a letter to the Ministry of the Interior, mapping out a comprehensive National Action Program to Fight the Pandemic Coronavirus .

In his letter to the Prime Minister, Senator A. Rehman Malik give important suggestions and write that it is very important that, with a little time lost, also apply important SOPs. He suggested that face masks could be declared necessary to wear and could be distributed to residents free of charge or at least face masks and hand sanitizers could be provided at subsidized rates in rural areas. He also suggested that every doctor should be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). He strongly recommended that the risk benefits provided to doctors and paramedical staff be increased by 100 percent. He stated that rural areas were neglected within a certain time so that the disparity between rural and urban areas for the treatment and care of coronavirus patients must be removed immediately. He suggested that the Health Division could be directed to bring a “Anti-Corona Rural Program” which should include the establishment of a temporary (temporary) hospital and the placement of doctors and paramedical staff in it, based on intelligent or intelligent addressing.

Rehman Malik also suggested to immediately declare a state of health emergency in the country and the Ministry of National Health Service could also bring laws to implement SOPs for social distance, business patterns and other necessary changes, through law enforcement. He suggested that Civil defense services, Scouts and Volunteer students could also be used in overcoming the situation of coronavirus patients. At the end of the letter, Senator A. Rehman Malik said, “I sincerely hope that in the national interest, the APC will be called upon first, adding kinetics to an integrated strategy to fight the corona virus and its impact on the country.”

Senator A. Rehman Malik at a press conference calling on female doctors who did not practice to come forward and register to serve the people in their homeland at the difficult time of the corona virus spread. He said that according to his information, most female doctors did not practice because of their family responsibilities, but it was time to volunteer and serve the country by showing compassion to humanity. He said that more than 40,000 Pakistani doctors were working abroad and he urged them to return and serve the country. He said that Pakistan only had 130,000 doctors, out of more than 30,000 or more who worked in administrative positions or faculties of basic science or were doing other business or were retiring leaving the country with 100,000 or less practicing doctors.

He said that to provide adequate protection for a population of 218 million countries needed at least 2 doctors per 1,000 people which meant that Pakistan needed 436,000 practicing doctors, at present.

Senator Rehman Malik at its press conference strongly condemned Indian aggression without continuing provocation in the Line of Control (LoC), targeting civilian populations and surveillance of spy planes that violated Pakistan’s airspace. He said that he praised and saluted the Pakistani Army for responding to the actions of aggressive and spontaneous Indian forces and two drones were shot down within three days.

Citing the case of Commander Wing Abhinandan, the senator said that India must remember that every Indian aggression will be replied in an appropriate manner. He said that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi peace in the region was never possible because he followed the ideology of RSS – the Indian terrorist organization. He said that India under PM Modi simultaneously increased tensions on its borders with China, Nepal and Pakistan. He said that India’s aggressive policies towards its neighbors jeopardized regional peace and security. He added that by increasing tensions on the border with Pakistan and China, India pushed the region into war to divert world attention from the terrorism of its country in occupied Kashmir and crimes against religious minorities in India. He urged the international community to pay attention to Modi’s war as he pushed the world towards WW-III. He urged the Pakistani government to reassure the international community about India’s anti-Pakistani war plans, recent violations throughout the LoC, and spy on drones.

Rehman Malik warns the Afghan government and its intelligence agency NDS to stop playing in the hands of RAW by interfering and carrying out subversive activities in Balochistan and other parts of Pakistan. He said that the Indian Intelligence Service’s Wing Research and Analysis Agency (RAW) is collaborating with the Afghanistan Intelligence Agency, the National Security Directorate (NDS), to create instability and hostility in Balochistan and Fata by carrying out terrorist activities. He said Afghanistan must be careful about Modi’s evil aims to destroy regional peace. He said Pakistan has always worked for a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan because peace in Afghanistan is the best for Pakistan and the rest of the region.

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