Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday.
According to PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb Shehbaz Sharif has isolated in his Model Town residency in Lahore after his test reports came back positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
“Pakistan Muslim League President Shehbaz Sharif has tested positive for coronavirus,” she tweeted.
The development comes after Shehbaz Sharif’s appearance before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on June 9 where he was questioned for an hour and 15 minutes on the matters pertaining to money laundering and assets beyond means cases.
The opposition leader had previously tested negative for the novel virus on two occasions.
Prior to this, PML-N leaders including party’s Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal and former health minister Saira Afzal Tarar had also tested positive for the novel virus.
PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar has blamed NAB for Shebaz Sharif being affected by COVID-19, and said, “Apart from appearing before the NAB, Shehbaz Sharif did not meet or visit anyone else. The NAB was informed several times that Shehbaz Sharif was a cancer patient and his immunity is weaker than normal people. It was also requested to record his statement through video link.”
“Shehbaz Sharif’s life was put in danger by summoning before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) under such circumstances,” he added.