The technocratic hand of authoritarian government is descending on “non-residents” around the world. Pakistan now has at least two programs: disabling SIM cards in the mobile phones of all citizens; He refused to pay the salaries of government employees who refuse to receive the vaccine. ⁃ Technocratic News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood
The extreme decision was taken during a meeting of senior civilian and military officials chaired by Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid.
Rashid said that this policy will disable the SIM cards of those who do not receive the vaccination “After a certain time.”
“We are doing everything we can to force people to be vaccinated… The government cannot allow individuals, who do not wish to be vaccinated, to risk the lives of those who have already been vaccinated,” Pakistan’s health minister told the Express Tribune. She said the provincial government will set a timetable for implementing the policy once it gets formal approval from the National Command and Operations Centre, which is coordinating Pakistan’s national response to Covid-19.
The Punjab Department of Primary and Secondary Health announced the measure on Thursday in a tweet detailing the outcome of the meeting.
“Mobile SIMS may be banned for people who have not been vaccinated,” Section books.
Officials later indicated that the plan was moving forward.
“[A] The final decision has been made to ban mobile SIM cards for people who are not vaccinated.” A spokesman for the Punjab Specialized Healthcare Department, Syed Hammad Raza, told Dawn newspaper of Pakistan.
The newspaper quoted a senior health ministry official as saying that the Punjab government would seek assistance from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in order to implement the policy.
The measure is designed to counteract “Negative propaganda” About a jab and making sure vaccination goals are met, Dunn reported, citing the official. The county government aims to vaccinate 40 million residents by November.
In addition to the SIM card restrictions, authorities may also prevent unvaccinated people from going to parks, restaurants and malls, according to media reports.
Punjab is the most populous province in Pakistan, with more than half of the country’s total population, as well as Lahore, the country’s second largest city. The regional government began a vaccination campaign in March, but has struggled to muster enthusiasm for the public health initiative. Mobile vaccination camps are being deployed near religious shrines throughout the county in an effort to make jab more accessible.
Governments around the world have adopted a range of measures to boost vaccination efforts, but some policies have been criticized as extraneous or harsh.
In the US state of Washington, legal marijuana retailers are offering free joints to those who have had at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Restrictions were also used to force people to get the shot. In some countries, such as Israel, unvaccinated citizens are prohibited from entering certain places.
Punjab is not the only region in Pakistan that is taking a more extreme approach to vaccination. And in Sindh, plans have been announced to stop the salaries of government employees who refuse to take the punch.
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