Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch dies of COVID-19

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch passed away days after contracting the COVID-19.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed the news and said Murtaza Baloch was on the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Karachi since May 23.
In a statement, he said: “Baloch died due to the COVID-19. He was a brave and diligent member of the PPP. It will be a difficult task to replace him.”
Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab also offered his condolences. In a tweet, he said: “Haji Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, our colleague in #Sindh cabinet has passed away today. He was suffering from #Covid-19. He was a genuine political worker & a very polite and humble human being.”

PPP Sindh president Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that Baloch’s contributions to the party will always be remembered. He offered prayers for the deceased.
Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani said that Baloch will always be remembered for the hard work and contributions he made to the PPP. “Baloch was under treatment at a hospital after contracting the coronavirus,” he added.
Baloch had tested positive for the virus on May 14. He had announced his diagnosis on Twitter and asked for prayers for a speedy recovery.

According to Saeed Ghani,  On May 23, he was shifted to the ICU of a private hospital in Karachi after his health started to deteriorate.
Earlier today, Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Munir Khan Orakzai passed away from heart failure in Kurram, days after recovering from the coronavirus.
Irfanullah Khan Orakzai, the deceased lawmaker’s nephew, said his uncle had tested positive for the COVID-19 in April but made a full recovery and last tested negative on May 8.
Irfanullah said when the family tried to wake Munir up for morning prayers, he did not respond, upon which he was immediately taken to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
The total coronavirus cases in Pakistan have increased to 76,398, while the death toll reached 1,621. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 3938 cases of coronavirus were reported while 78 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
The death toll from the deadly virus climbed to 1,621 after new deaths were reported across the country. A number of 43 new deaths were recorded in Punjab, and two each in Balochistan and Islamabad in the past 24 hours.
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