PPP expresses concern over swine flu deaths


LAHORE: Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have expressed serious concern over death taking place because of swine flu (H1N1) and have urged the Punjab government to take steps on emergency basis to control this viral disease. Two patients died of swine flu in the city on Sunday.
In a statement on Monday, PPP Lahore President Samina Khalid Ghurki, PPP Punjab Secretary General Tanveer Ashraf Kaira and other leaders, including Shaukat Basra, Raja Amir, Abid Saidqui, Hafiz Ikhlaq and Khurram Farooq expressed sorrow and grief over the deaths.
The PPP leaders said that poor governance of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Punjab had been exposed as patients were dying because of epidemics but the rulers were not taking any heed.
They said that the government was spending public money on unnecessary projects like metro bus service but not giving attention to problems of the common run of people.
They urged Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to trust his own party members and hand over all ministries, especially the health ministry kept by the chief minister himself, to treasury members if he was sincere in serving the people of his province.

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