PPP lawmaker Rana Hamir Singh tests positive for coronavirus

By: News Desk      Published: 09:34 PM, 28 Apr, 2020
PPP lawmaker Rana Hamir Singh tests positive for coronavirus
PPP lawmaker Rana Hamir Singh.–File photo

Rana Hamir Singh, a member of the Sindh Assembly, has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus.

Singh, who is associated with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was on a visit to Tharparkar when his test was conducted. According to the district health officer, Singh’s PCR test would be conducted on Wednesday.

Singh, who is currently in self-quarantine, was elected to a Sindh Assembly seat reserved for minorities after the 2018 general elections.

Singh is the 26th Rana of Umerkot. His grandfather Rana Arjun Singh contested election in 1946 from the All-India Muslim League platform. His father Rana Chandra Singh was initially associated with the Pakistan People’s Party but left it to form the Pakistan Hindu Party in 1990. He has one son, Kanwar Karni Singh, who was married into Kanota Rathore royal family of Jaipur in 2015.

Singh has been member of Sindh Assembly three times. In 1990, he was elected from the platform of Pakistan Hindu Party on separate electorate for minorities. In 1993, he was a minister for science and technology and research in irrigation. He has been Naib Nazim of Umerkot and vice chairman of the Sindh Arid Zone Development Authority.