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FM Qureshi denies death rumours as fake news spreads

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has rubbished reports of his death after rumours circulated of the politician passing away.
Reports of his death were propagated by the Indian lobby on social media after  his profile at Wikipedia was edited to falsely claim that he had died.
The foreign minister said the false news had caused distress among his family and friends. “I am fine by the Grace of Allah and recovering from COVID-19,” Qureshi said in a statement.
The attempt to spread mischievous and misleading disinformation on Wikipedia and social media about the foreign minister has been exposed.
Yesterday, Qureshi’s son Zain Hussain said he has also tested positive from the coronavirus. He said that he and his father are recovering together in isolation.

Earlier this month, Qureshi had announced he had tested positive for coronavirus and had gone into isolation.
“This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for COVID-19,” the foreign minister had said in a Twitter post.
“By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to carry on my duties from home. Please keep me in your prayers,” he added.
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