Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that does not know anything about designer Maria B and her husband’s case in which the couple was accused of criminal negligence after they sent their cook, tested positive for COVID-19, back to his village in Vehari.
Speaking to journalists in a media talk, when asked why Maria B’s husband was given bail, PM Imran said, “I have no idea about this case. Neither do I know anything about it. And neither did anyone contact me.”
He continued, “You are saying the right thing but you need to understand that this [coronavirus] is a new thing. People don’t know much about it. It will take them time to understand the gravity of the situation.”
Earlier it was being speculated that PM Imran had helped Maria B’s husband secure bail after Maria after she thanked him and the army in her clarification video, which has since then been deleted. While Maria B and her husband claim that they were harassed by the police, the police say that the couple sent back their ill cook to his village despite knowing that he had been tested positive for COVID-19. The police added that the cook travelled by public transport possibly infecting thousands. They also had to quarantine his village in order to ensure that no one other person had contracted the virus.
In case you missed it, watch Maria and her husband’s clarification here: