Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif tests positive for Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif tested positive for Covid-19, Minister of Information Marriyum Aurangzeb wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has tested positive for corona. He has been unwell for two days. The corona test was carried out today on the advice of a doctor. The public and workers are asked to pray for the Prime Minister. quick recovery,” Aurangzeb said in a tweet.
This is the third time he has tested positive for Covid. Previously, in January of this year and June 2020, the Prime Minister of Pakistan also tested positive for Covid-19.
The President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), a cancer survivor, tested positive for COVID-19 for the last time in January 2022.’
Just a day back, Prime Minister Shehbaz returned home from Britain after an extended visit, marked by his political consultations with PML-N Supreme Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. During the visit, PML-N leaders, including Khawaja Asif, accompanied him, The News International reported.
He had been scheduled to come to the country earlier, but his plans were delayed after his health deteriorated. Family sources say he has extended his stay in London twice because “his busy schedule has taken a toll on his health”.
According to sources close to Sharif’s family, Prime Minister Shehbaz had a fever before leaving for the airport on Saturday and the family advised him not to travel, so he rescheduled his flight home on Sunday, according to The Times. News International.
Earlier, the prime minister attended the COP27 meeting in Egypt, where he interacted with leaders from around the world and advocated for Pakistan’s case on climate justice.
As news of the prime minister being infected with the virus broke out, people of good will – including journalists and politicians, prayed for his recovery, The News International reported.


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