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Gen Bajwa inquires after Shahbaz Sharif, Sheikh Rashid

June 12, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday called up Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad and inquired after them after they tested positive for the coronavirus.

Talking to Shahbaz, Gen Bajwa prayed for his early recovery, sources told Geo News. “Pakistan Army chief advised me to take complete rest for full recovery. He also offered me that I can avail myself of any military health facility if I feel the need at any stage,” the minister said.

Earlier in the day, the PML-N president had tested positive for the virus, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb — who, herself, was diagnosed with the respiratory disease along with her mother — confirmed.

Shahbaz, 69, is a cancer survivor and isolating at home, Aurangzeb said, adding that he was following his doctors' advice on how to fight the infection. Meanwhile, PML-N Deputy General Secretary Attaullah Tarar Thursday confirmed that Shahbaz Sharif had tested positive for COVID-19.