Decision of turning off SIM cards proves to be game changer: Murtaza Wahab

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Administrator of Karachi and Advisor to Chief Minister on Law, Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Saturday said that a new notification regarding lockdown in Karachi would be issued on Sunday (tomorrow) in which special relief would be given to the citizens, however some restrictions would remain intact.
Thanks to Allah Almighty that the situation has improved due to the lockdown in Karachi. There is no precedent in history for more than 200,000 people to be vaccinated in a single day in the city, he said while talking to media after inaugurating a drive-through vaccination center here at the Afghan Ground Federal-B Area.
Meezan Bank President Irfan Siddiqui, Central District Deputy Commissioner Taha Saleem and other officials were also present on the occasion. Murtaza Wahab said that the decision to turn off the SIM cards would be proved to be a game changer as the people do not care about the lives but about SIMs.
“If citizens support us, we can increase the number of vaccinated people per day even more,” he said and added that a drive-through vaccination center would soon be launched in Defence area to provide maximum convenience to the citizens.
He said, with the advent of Muharram, SOPs should be ensured where Majalis are held and Zakirs will address. All people should be vaccinated and masks should be used, he said. Barrister Wahab said that his target was to serve the people and every effort would be made to bring positive change in his city.
Responding to a question, the Administrator of Karachi said that immediate change could not take place in the city and it would take some time. He said that in the last 24 hours, 231,000 people were vaccinated whereas a week ago, 50,000 to 55,000 people were being vaccinated daily. He urged all political parties to instruct their workers to wear masks and to vaccinate themselves.
He said that a fumigation would be carried out in Districts Central, Korangi, Malir, South and other places of the city so that flies and mosquitoes could not breed. “I do not believe in opposition and I will work with the people and we will move forward with the spirit of serving the city,” Barrister Wahab said.
Speaking on the occasion, Irfan Siddiqui President Meezan Bank said that the government of Sindh had provided free vaccines to them and they have provided a facility to the citizens by setting up this center. “Saving the life of one person means saving the whole humanity,” he said.
He appealed to the people to take this epidemic seriously and vaccinate their entire family members from these centers in Karachi.
The Vaccine Center has 12 booths for data entry and 12 booths for vaccines. These Centers will be open from 4pm to 12pm, he told.
Later, Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab formally inaugurated the Vaccination Center and visited the booth and inquired about the facilities provided there.