Unique Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf on Thursday completely dismissed the charge that Pakistan has sent out the novel coronavirus to various nations, including the United Kingdom, and said any endeavor to single out Pakistan would not be permitted.
At a media instructions, he likewise exhorted individuals to carry on reasonably and not to make a trip to Europe without completing Covid-19 test as it would put the notoriety of Pakistan in question. They ought to likewise abstain from voyaging superfluously, he included.
Dr Yusuf said there were a few occasions where individuals got themselves tried at unapproved labs and were seen as negative. Be that as it may, they tried positive in the wake of arriving at certain nations.
I suggest people that they should get themselves tested at the labs authorised by the embassies of different countries because otherwise they can be deported. Recently, there was a hue and cry in the UK that 50 per cent of Covid-19 cases were carried by the people who went there from Pakistan. The fact of the matter is that only 30 passengers were confirmed to have tested positive in the UK and even it cannot be said with surety that they had carried virus from Pakistan because tests are not conducted at airports of the UK. Who knows if those persons had contracted virus at airports of the UK or while going to their house in cabs. I have talked to the British High Commissioner in Islamabad and he informed [me] that the allegation was levelled in media reports and there was nothing from the government side. Similarly, in some other countries only 10 to 12 cases have been detected in people who travelled from Pakistan
Now it is being claimed that 50pc of cases in the UK were being exported from Pakistan. But the fact is that only 30 passengers were detected positive there. I also suggest Pakistanis not to travel unnecessarily as some of the Pakistanis, who went abroad for tourism, have been stuck there and we are getting their requests to bring them back. I want to make it clear that our priority is to bring stranded Pakistanis first rather than those who went abroad for tourism.
I suggest people to stop elective traveling abroad as we are not aware what will be the policy of Pakistan and other countries after two weeks. Pakistan has been acting with responsibility and will continue playing its role in stopping the spread of disease