A Pakistani resident living the Punjab’s capital Lahore has filed a petition against the United States (US) for spreading the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to the details, the Lahore man filed the petition and asked the United States of America to pay 20 billion US dollars in damages to him.
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On the other hand, the civil court has issued notices to the Embassy of the United States in Pakistan for August 7. The man, in his petition, named the US embassy in Islamabad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the respondents.
The petitioner, in his petition, stated that the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the COVID-19 to be a pandemic, adding that it had affected every country and person.
The man alleged that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was caused by “five unidentified men from the United States (US) in Wuhan, China”. The United States of America had sent as many as 17 teams with more than 280 athletes to the Military World Games in October 2019.
“For reasons best known to them, those unidentified five persons spread this deadly virus. The World Health Organization has claimed that it found “some traces of the coronavirus in the USA in October 2019,” the petition said.
The United States (US) is “responsible for the colossal death toll, misery and economic distress they inflicted on the world, including but not limited to Pakistan,” the petition reads.