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Fakhre Alam urges PM Imran Khan to enforce a coronavirus lockdown

Taking to social media, the actor posted a two-part video, listing some important measures that should be taken to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

While his message was specifically for PM Imran Khan, the viral video has been viewed by thousands of people.

Alam says, "Dear honourable Prime Minister, we all know that you have a lot of compassion for everyone, but especially Pakistanis. There’s no doubt about that. But I know this will be the ultimate challenge of your leadership.”

"As a humble citizen, I want to say that on the one side the government has appealed to the citizens that they stay at home and practice social distancing. But as a result of that, the lower-income bracket and the daily wage earner is also affected by that decision, as people are not going out or going to work, so the daily earner is not earning anything as it is.”

Alam wants the Prime Minister to reconsider that decision and has instead given some alternative solutions to implement.

"I suggest we create rationing depot at different points in our cities, especially those areas where the lower-income bracket resides. And we implement a complete two-week curfew, so we can mitigate this disease and the process of mass infection. Secondly, school fee needs to be written off as parents are not going to work and need their resources and utility bills need to be deferred, so there’s less pressure on the country as a whole.”

Alam says Pakistanis are not taking the virus and the advised social distancing seriously and are going out to picnics when they should really be staying home.

According to him, a complete clampdown and a curfew-like situation is the need of the hour and reiterates that in this case, PM Khan will not have the luxury to go back and change the decisions he makes today.

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