Senator Mirza Afridi tests positive for coronavirus
The coronavirus infected another lawmaker as Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi was tested positive on Tuesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Mirza, who was elected to the Senate from erstwhile FATA, is now in isolation at his own home.
He had distributed ration among the people in the affected areas of Peshawar some days ago.
In a statement, Mirza urged the people to follow the principle of social distancing to protect themselves from the virus.
Mirza is not the first parliamentarian from the region to get infected by the virus, as seasoned politician MNA Munir Khan Orakzai was tested positive at Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, the virus also found in Kamran Bangash – Special Assistant to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM for Local Government and Rural Development.
Last week, Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen – a former local government minister and leader of Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) – passed away on Wednesday after being infected by the coronavirus in Quetta.
Earlier on April 1, Syed Javed Ali Shah Jillani – a PPP MNA from Khairpur – went into self-quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Shah opted for the test after one of the doctors, who were invited by the MNA for dinner, were diagnosed with the virus. As a result, the PPP lawmaker too went for a test, the report of which showed that the MNA too had been infected.