Balochistan finance minister tests positive for coronavirus

Minister says he is asymptomatic and is in self-quarantine


​ Our Correspondent May 14, 2020
PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: The provincial finance minister of Balochistan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The minister, Zahoor Buledi. confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday.

"I’m in self-quarantine as per the guidelines of the doctors. Alhamdulillah, asymptomatic and recovering. Thanks to all," he tweeted.



Buledi is the first minister from Balochistan to test positive for Covid-19. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani had also tested positive for the deadly pathogen and recovered, he was also asymptomatic.

Recently Sindh Governor Imran Ismail had also tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Dost Mohammad Mazari, Senator Mirza Mohammad Afridi, Member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Abdul Salam Afridi and Special Assistant to  KPChief Minister for Local Government Kamran Bangash besides other members of Sindh Assembly had also tested positive.