PPP MPA Jam Madad Ali dies of coronavirus
His son Jam Zeeshan confirmed the death of his father, who had been elected member of the assembly several times from Sanghar. His dead body will be brought to his hometown for burial.
Jam Madad Ali had been on a ventilator for many days at Karachi’s Ziauddin Hospital but breathed his last on Friday.
The coronavirus continued ravaging Pakistan which experienced its worst day since the middle of July with 2,304 new cases and 37 deaths during the past 24 hours (Thursday), showed the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Friday morning.
It means the number of cases reported in Pakistan jumped to 352,296 with another 979 people were diagnosed with the virus in Sindh. Punjab and Islamabad are the next most-affected regions with over 600 and 350 new cases respectively.
It is for the first time since July 17 when the daily number of cases has surpassed 2,000. But it is even more alarming that it represents an increase of 496 with compared with the previous day when 1,808 people had tested positive.
As of Thursday, the region-wise distribution of the infections is given as: Sindh 153,051, Punjab 108,822 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 41,472, Islamabad 23,122, Balochistan 16,274, Azad Kashmir 5,139 and Gilgit-Baltistan 4,416.
Also on Thursday, Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth died of coronavirus. He was 59.
Spokesperson for Peshawar High Court said that Justice Waqar was under treatment at Kalsoom International Hospital in Islamabad for the last 10 days. He breathed his last on Thursday night.