MQM-P leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan tests Covid-19 positive
So far, 16 MPAs have been infected by coronavirus
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
His test results were revealed while he was attending the All-Parties Conference called by the Pakistan Peoples Party at the Chief Minister House to discuss the 18th Amendment and the pandemic.
Hassan, who was tested two days ago, left the conference as soon as he received the news. "I was suffering from fever for the last two days," he shared. "I have now isolated myself at my house."
On Wednesday night, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman also revealed that he had contracted the contagious disease.
So far, as many as 16 MPAs in Sindh have been infected with the virus. The assembly secretariat taken samples of all MPAs for testing prior to the recent Sindh Assembly session, but given that it had been 12 days since then, it once again tested the lawmakers.
Sindh Human Settlements Minister Ghulam Murtaza Baloch passed away last week as a result of the virus.