ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile personality to suffer from the virus.
The senior politician got tested at a private hospital in Karachi. Sattar has canceled all his arrangements and has quarantined at his residence. The MQM Rehabilitation Committee had appealed for prayers and expressed their best wishes for the Farooq.
Earlier this week, PPP’s Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Qamar Zaman Kaira announced that they had contracted the virus as well. Kaira had recently returned from Gilgit-Baltistan where he had been campaigning for the elections alongside PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Pakistan has reported 354,461 cases of coronavirus, out of which 322,412 people have recovered. In the last 24 hours, over 2,165 new cases were reported and 17 people lost their lives to the virus. Experts have warned that Pakistan is currently experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus as cases are rising steadily.