KARACHI:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Sindh, Shah Nawaz Jadoon, on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus.
The MPA has been quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. He was elected MPA from PS-113 Karachi West-II in general elections 2018.
All Sindh MPAs will have to undergo coronavirus test before attending Sindh Assembly session to be held on June 2 as two more legislators were infected by the virus.
On May 28, two Pakistan People’s Party MPAs, Sajid Jokhio and Sadia Javed, tested positive for the coronavirus.
So far, six MPAs of PPP and one each of MQM and MMA have been infected by the virus. However, three MPAs have recovered from the virus, including Mangla Sharma, Saeed Ghani and Abdul Rasheed.
MPA Rana Hamir Singh affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) tested positive for the coronavirus on May 20. Tharparkar-based MPA Rana Hameer Singh has contracted the COVID-19, according to a report issued by the diagnostic and research lab of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences.
PPP member provincial assembly Sindh, Sohrab Sarki was tested positive for novel coronavirus on May 21. His five family members of the MPA also tested positive for the virus.
MQM MPA Mangla Sharma had tested positive for the coronavirus on May 13. According to Sharma, her husband was also tested positive for coronavirus.
All MPAs of Sindh have been directed to ensure conducting of coronavirus test so as to be able to attend the provincial assembly session to be held on June 2.