Celebrate Eidul Fitr with simplicity this year, said Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a press conference on Thursday.
“It’s okay if you don’t wear new clothes,” he said. “We shouldn’t even be discussing new clothes as we have to think about all those who lost their lives during the pandemic.” More than 20 people died because of the coronavirus in Sindh on Thursday.
The Centre has been focusing on opening markets so that people don’t die of hunger. The federal government must announce that Eid should be celebrated with simplicity keeping in mind all those who lose their jobs because of the lockdown.
“I want this chance to announce that we are dedicating this Eid to all our doctors, health workers, paramedical staff, sanitary workers, police officers, and security personnel,” Shah said. These people are fighting the battle against the coronavirus on the frontline on our behalf.
“During Eid, we exchange gifts with our loved ones, so this time that biggest gift you can give our paramedic staff is to stay at home,” he remarked. “We have no other weapon against this virus, so you have to ensure your own safety and that of your family members.”
He said that seven doctors have lost their lives to the coronavirus. “This includes Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro, Dr Abdul Haq, Dr Zubaida Siraj, Dr Furqanul Haq, Dr Ansar Ibrahim, Dr Basheer Qasim and Dr Nawaz Ghahoti.”
The chief minister even mentioned the police officers who lost the battle to Covid-19. Sub Inspector Hanif Ahmed, Constable Anees Ahmed, ASI Muhammad Anwar, ASI Sher Gul Khan Niazi and Head Constable Abdul Aziz. “I want to pay my regards to all these brave people.”
Many people have accused me of politicking. “I accept that I have been politicking but only to save lives. I am presenting nothing but the facts to the people,” he added.