Tuesday Oct 13 2020
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Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan tests positive for coronavirus

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Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal. File photo

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan revealed late on Tuesday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

"My Covid Test has come positive," he tweeted.

Khan did not specify whether he was feeling any symptoms of the virus or not.

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At least 108 Pakistani politicians, including PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif, ANP’s Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, and Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari have previously tested positive for coronavirus, most of whom went into self-isolation and recovered. Of the total, 42 belong to the ruling Pakistan PTI alone.

PTI Punjab Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Shaheen Raza was the first lawmaker in the country who died due to COVID-19 a few months ago.

PTI MPA Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel from Nowshera and PML-N MPA Shaukat Manzoor Cheema from Gujranwala also passed away in June after being on the ventilator for a few days.