New Delhi: A day after the Pakistan government suspended all international flights for two weeks to check the spread of COVID-19, Pakistan’s Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif returned from London on Sunday amid the coronavirus crisis to be with the people of the country and serve the victims of the deadly disease. Shehbaz, who is the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and younger brother of former premier Nawaz Sharif, landed at the Islamabad international airport where he was screened for coronavirus. Also Read - You Are Clearly a 'Covidiot' If You Are Still Ignoring Social Distancing & Hoarding Things Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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“Just landed in Islamabad maintain a distance from one another and try to stay at your homes so that none of us is forced to part with our loved ones due to this virus. Love you all,” he tweeted after his arrival.
“I believe my services are needed in Pakistan at this time of crisis. Nawaz Sharif has asked me to help victims of the coronavirus and be among the masses during their time of need, he tweeted.
In a brief chat with media after his arrival, Shehbaz said that Pakistan would fight against the deadly coronavirus like a nation and defeat it.
“The country is going through a tough time at the moment. That is why my brother and I decided it would be best for me to return before all international flights were banned. We will fight this (virus) together,” he said.
Pakistan on Saturday suspended all international flights for two weeks and curtailed train services as coronavirus cases surged to 730 in the country.