Islamabad – Staff Reporter:
Pakistan Peoples Party leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He is currently isolating himself.
He recently visited Gilgit-Baltistan to campaign for the upcoming elections in the region. He was campaigning alongside PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Kaira returned to Islamabad and took the coronavirus test. He reportedly has mild symptoms such as fever and sore throat.
PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain and his wife Syeda Tuba Aamir have also tested positive along with Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Haider Zaidi.
Earlier on October 15, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Political Affairs Rashid Rabbani had breathed his last after suffering from COVID-19.
The family of the PPP leader had confirmed that Rashid Rabbani had died of coronavirus.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had expressed grief over the sad demise of his provincial cabinet member and said that he was among the close aides of the PPP leader Benazir Bhutto.
As of Monday morning, Pakistan has reported 344,839 cases of coronavirus, out of which 318,881 people have recovered. Experts warn that Pakistan is currently experiencing a second wave of the virus as cases are rising steadily.