Islamabad, March 20
Pakistan PM Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi tested positive today for Covid-19, his top aides announced, two days after the Pakistani premier got the first shot of a vaccine.
Special Assistant to the PM on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan took to Twitter to confirm that Khan, 68, has contracted the virus on a day when the country registered the highest number of cases since July last year.
Later, Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis, Syed Zulfi Bukhari in a tweet confirmed that the First Lady was also positive. “Wishing our First Lady & PM @ImranKhanPTI a speedy recovery,” he tweeted.
Senator Faisal Javed, who is considered very close to Khan, also expressed similar sentiments in a tweet. Khan was vaccinated on Thursday as part of the nationwide anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign, which is underway in its first phase.
Khan is reported to have received the first shot of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine, the only anti-Covid jab available in Pakistan. — PTI