Islamabad:Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
His son Kasim Gilani tweeted about his father's health and blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for the misery.
The former PM had appeared in a NAB hearing in Rawalpindi on Thursday in a reference in which he along with PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari are accused of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts from Toshakhana.
Gilani had then made a request to the judge that since a number of lawmakers had tested positive for COVID-19, he may be given permanent exemption from personal attendance in the court, Dawn reported.
Gilani is the latest politician in Pakistan to test positive for the virus. Earlier this week, PML-N president and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif isolated himself at his home after testing positive for the virus. President of PTI Karachi chapter and member Sindh Assembly Khurram Sher Zaman also tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and incumbent Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday.
Pakistan has reported 1,32,405 cases of the virus since its first case on February 26. So far, the virus has killed 2,551 people in the country while more than 50,000 have recovered from the disease.(UNI)