Former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for corona virus.


LAHORE, June 13:Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for the corona virus, his son Kasim Gilani conformed.

In a tweet, Kasim Gilani said that his father’s Covid-19 test had come back positive and that he blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for his father’s infection.

In his tweet Kasim Gillani mentioned “Thank you Imran Khan’s government and National Accountability Bureau! You have successfully put my father’s life in danger.”

The former premier had appeared in a NAB hearing in Rawalpindi on June 11 in a reference that accused him, PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts from Toshakhana.

Gilani requested the judge that since a number of lawmakers had tested positive for Covid-19, he may be given permanent exemption from personal attendance in the court.

Gilani is the latest politician to contract the virus. Earlier this week, a number of members from the PML-N and PTI also tested positive for coronavirus.

PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif isolated himself at his home after testing positive for the virus. Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and incumbent Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, Ehsan Iqbal, tested positive for the novel corona virus

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