Pakistan’s former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday (June 13), becoming the latest top political figure to contract the infection, which has claimed 2,551 lives and infected 132,405 people in the country.
67-year-old Gilani tested positive after attending a hearing of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a corruption case.
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2020
On Thursday (June 11), Shehbaz Sharif, the Chief of the Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), tested positive for COVID-19, after he appeared before the NAB in a money laundering case. Gilani’s son, Kasim Gilani, announced on Twitter that the former PM had tested positive for coronavirus.
Kasim said, ‘thank you Imran Khan’s govt and the National Accountability Bureau! You have successfully put my father’s life in danger. His COVID-19 result came positive.’
Meanwhile, Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi also tested positive for COVID-19 on June 13.
Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases reached 1,32,405 after as many as 6,472 new cases were detected. According to Pakistan’s health ministry, 88 more people succumbed to coronavirus in the country, pushing the death toll to 2,551.