Health Minister says no pilgrims from Taftan brought to Hayatabad

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister, Taimur Khan Jhagra has strongly rejected report appearing in social media that pilgrims from Taftan are being brought in 25 buses to Hayatbad Township of Peshawar for treatment.

In two separate clarification statements issued by Taimur Khan on his Tweeter account, Health Minister not only termed the report as `completely untrue’ but also irresponsibly trying to create worst kind of panic.

“If you look at this message, it actually shows the worst and most condemnable kind of rumor mongering,” Tairmur commented.

In the message widely circulated on social media and spread panic among people, an impression was created that pilgrims in 25 buses are coming to Hayatabad township where they will be treated at Phase five and Seven.

KP government has arranged quarantine centers for effected people in both the phases of posh locality of Peshawar at government schools, the message added.

“To fight this virus, we will need to show a lot more courage and resolve,” Tairmur remarked.