Nawaz Sharifs Brother Shehbaz Sharif Tests Positive For COVID-19, Party Blames Pak PM Imran Khan

  • 4 years ago
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif, chief of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has tested positive for the coronavirus. On June 11, Shehbaz Sharif, 68, confirmed the news. PML-N leader Ataullah Tarar claimed that Shehbaz Sharif contracted the virus as he had to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on June 9 in a money laundering case. Shehbaz Sharif is the latest addition to the list of top leaders in Pakistan who have contracted the virus. Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi & incumbent Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad are also COVID-19 positive. At least four lawmakers, including a provincial minister, have died due to coronavirus in Pakistan. The Ministry of National Health Service said that 5,834 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the country to 119,536. The total number of fatalities reached 2,356 after 101 patients died during the last 24 hours. Pakistan's Punjab province has so far detected 45,463 patients, Sindh province 43,790, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 15,206, Balochistan 7,335, and Islamabad 6,236. Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (including Northern Areas or so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan') has 1,506 cases so far. 38,391 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 so far.