Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif tests positive for coronavirus

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Shehbaz Sharif
Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore : PML-N President and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has tested positive for coronavirus, said party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Soon after the reports of testing positive to the virus, the leader has gone into self-isolation.

A PML-N party leader Ataullah Tarar said that Sharif’s “life had been endangered in this situation by NAB’s summoning of him”.

“NAB was informed multiple times in writing that Shehbaz Sharif has suffered from cancer and compared to other people, his immunity system is weak,” Tarar was quoted as saying.

“Imran Niazi and NAB will be responsible if something happens to Shehbaz Sharif,” he added.

When asked about the news, Hamza Shehbaz, Sharif’s son and PML-N leader, said: “This is a difficult time for Pakistan. May Allah grant health to everyone’s parents.”

Sharif is the latest PML-N leader to have tested positive for the virus. Multiple other members of PML-N’s top-tier leadership have been diagnosed with the disease, including Aurangzeb, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Ahsan Iqbal and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.