Lahore, July 9
A Pakistani court docket has issued notices to the US embassy in Islamabad, the US counsel basic Lahore and the overseas ministry on a USD 20 billion damages go well with filed by a coronavirus contaminated individual.
Raza Ali, a resident of Lahore, on Wednesday filed the petition within the Civil Court (Lahore) by means of Advocate Syed Zille Hussain alleging that the US was answerable for the losses suffered by him and Pakistan as a result of coronavirus because it was behind unchecked unfold of the pandemic.
Civil Judge Kamran Karamat issued notices to the US embassy Islamabad, US consul basic in Lahore, US secretary of defence by means of consul basic (Lahore) and the ministry of overseas affairs for August 7.
He mentioned his members of the family are additionally struggling and their well being is so compromised that they might not be capable of dwell a wholesome life ever.
“Unchecked unfold of COVID-19 within the US prompted its unfold over the world together with Pakistan. The defendants are answerable for the colossal loss of life toll, distress, and financial disasters they inflicted on the world, together with however not restricted to all the Pakistan,” he mentioned.
The present US administration is creating hurdles for the worldwide fights in opposition to COVID-19, he alleged.
He urged the court docket to go a decree that the COVID-19 was attributable to the US and it performed havoc with the lives of Pakistanis and get well USD 20 billion in his favour.
The court docket mounted August 7 for listening to of the case and issued notices to the respondents for the reply. PTI