mran Khan govt had authorised the deployment of troops of Pakistan army to curb the transmission of coronavirus outbreak. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
The minorities in Pakistan’s Sindh province have alleged the government authorities of denying ration to them as coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the country. Members belonging to the Hindu and Christian communities claimed that they were being discriminated and accused the government of non-cooperation. “Authorities are not helping us during lockdown, ration is also not being provided to us because we are part of a minority community”, news agency ANI quotes a member of a minority community in Pakistan.
#WATCH Pakistan: Members of Hindu&Christian communities say they are denied ration by authorities, in Sindh province. A Hindu local says,"Authorities are not helping us during lockdown, ration is also not being provided to us because we are part of a minority community." #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/ASawThS9XI— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2020
“We also are Pakistanis. They (authorities) should also cooperate with us, the way they do with others. The pandemic is universal and it is not discriminating between Hindu and Muslim at all”, a man belonging to minority community can be heard saying in a video tweeted by ANI.
According to the latest updates, the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has surged to 1865 with 25 deaths so far. The maximum number of coronavirus patients have been reported from Sindh Province, which accounts for 627, followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with 221, Balochistan 153, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 148, Islamabad 58 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 6, reports ET.
Earlier, the Imran Khan government had authorised the deployment of troops of Pakistan army in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan province, PoK to curb the transmission of coronavirus outbreak.
(With inputs from Agencies)