Covid +ve Imran meets aides, attracts criticism

Islamabad, March 26

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under severe criticism from both the Opposition and the public for holding an in-person meeting with his media team despite being infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a media report on Friday.

Khan, 68, tested positive for Covid on Saturday, just a couple of days after receiving an anti-Covid vaccine. First Lady Bushra Bibi also tested coronavirus positive the same day. Khan received the first shot of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine, the only anti-Covid jab available in Pakistan, on Thursday as part of the nationwide anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign which is underway in its first phase. The criticism of the PM began soon after a picture of the meeting was posted on social media by Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz and another lawmaker Faisal Javed, who attended the meeting. — PTI

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