ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) President and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif has expressed grave concern and alarm over the unavailability of the covid-19 vaccine in the country. In a statement, Shehbaz said the government should make arrangements for the immediate supply of the corona vaccine and should not play with the lives of the people. He said the government must plan keeping in view that the population of Pakistan is 220 million people. “The government must change its shallow-minded approach of ordering a few million doses and working with the vaccine supplies given to Pakistan as charity. The unavailability of the corona vaccine is another proof of the government’s criminal negligence and incompetence”, Shehbaz said. He said the opposition has repeatedly warned that failure to ensure timely vaccinations will not protect the lives of the people from the deadly virus. The government is erring and delaying the supply of vaccines the same way it handled the supply of LNG which led to massive losses, but this time around it is a matter of life and death of Pakistanis, he stressed. The opportunists in this corrupt government that bagged billions in illegal profit in the sugar and flour crisis, were trying to seize this opportunity as well to make money at the cost lives, he pointed out. It is unfortunate that the government is showing the most serious display of criminal negligence in the matter of people’s lives, he said. Shehbaz said the serious corruption allegations over the Rs 1,200 billion Corona relief package have already complicated the situation. Under this PTI government, theft of public funds is rampant and the provision of services to the public is zero, he lambasted. The people of Pakistan are being punished for government theft, incompetence, and mismanagement which is regrettable and reprehensible, he concluded.