A report is going rounds online, claiming that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar stunned everyone during briefing on coronavirus, by asking at culmination of the discussion: “Ye corona kaat-ta kaise hai? (how does this corona bite?)”
The revelation was made by journalist Fahd Hussain in an article, who now works for Dawn newspaper.
چند روز پہلے عثمان بزدار کو کورونا پر بریفنگ دی گئی آخر پر وزیراعلی پنجاب نے ایسا سوال کیا جس پر سب لاجواب ہو گئے سوال تھا یہ کورونا کاٹتا کیسے ہے؟ pic.twitter.com/pFixgrTZw7— Umar Cheema (@UmarCheema1) March 19, 2020
According to Fahd, “A few days ago Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar received a detailed briefing on coronavirus from relevant experts and officials. The purpose was to provide him all the information he required as the chief executive of the largest province, so he could make the right decisions. At the end of the briefing, the chief minister asked a question innocently: “Yeh corona kaat-ta kaisay hai? (how does this corona bite)?”
He continues: “Nothing could better illustrate the state of affairs in Punjab today than this simple question asked by the head of the province about a crisis that has nothing simple about it.”
The journalist further added: “The gap between the magnitude of the challenge that COVID-19 has thrown and the scale of the response so far is wider than anyone would like to imagine. The reasons are far more numerous than the capacity issues of one provincial chief minister.”