Captain Safdar tests positive for Covid-19


Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Maryam Nawaz’s husband Captain Safdar has tested positive for COVID-19. According to details, Captain Sadar had to attend the hearing of a case but he could not attend due to contracting COVID-19.

His COVID-19 positivity report has been submitted in court. The court ac-cepted Captain Safdar’s plea for ex-emption from attending the hearing. The court summoned Captian Safdar on September 16. Earlier on July 16, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Na-waz tested positive for the coronavirus after attending consecutive public ga-therings ahead of Punjab by-elections. The PML-N leader made the an-nouncement on Twitter. Maryam Na-waz has addressed several rallies in recent days ahead of the by-polls in 20 Punjab constituencies tomorrow.

Tak-ing to Twitter, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote: “Sad to hear that Ma-ryam [and] Capt Safdar have been di-agnosed with Covid.

My profound prayers and best wishes are with them for an early recovery.” It is pertinent to mention here that this is not the first time she has contracted the coronavi-rus. She previously tested positive in July last year.

Meanwhile, the country has reported 737 new cases and 10 fatalities during the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate was recorded at 3.3 per cent.

Health experts have cautioned of a sixth coro-navirus wave and stressed that there is a dire need for people to resume wear-ing face masks and maintain social dis-tancing.


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