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.
I’m grateful to all friends, well-wishers & supporters who prayed for my early recovery after my Covid-19 test came +ve. I’m in self-quarantine as per doctors guidelines. Alhamdulillah, asymptomatic and recovering. Thanks to all.— Zahoor Buledi (@ZahoorBuledi) May 13, 2020
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.