Pop star Ali Zafar has asked the government and the citizens to “let go of all things that separate us and become one to fight the common enemy which is corona”. During a live video chat on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, the actor took it upon himself to educate people on the effects of the deadly pandemic, suggesting that some individuals were still seen to ignore the gravity of the current situation.
“Everyone should stay inside their homes including workers and people should work from home or given a leave but should be paid regardless,” he said. The artist also suggested a “Corona Rashan Scheme where the government will put in seed money and donors should donate so that a mechanism is created for the provision of food and other basic necessities. These are to be delivered to the poor who are in need during this turbulent time”.
“What defines a mature person or a nation is the quality of its response towards adverse situations as the current one. Panic creates panic and we should approach this situation in a measured, highly scientific, pragmatic, and organised way.”