PML-Q leader Tariq Basheer Cheema has tested positive for the coronavirus, it emerged on Sunday.
Cheema was admitted to the PIMS hospital in Islamabad yesterday after his coronavirus test reports came positive.
Tariq Basheer Cheema is the Federal Minister for Housing and Works and his party is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s key coalition partner at the Centre.
The PML-Q leader joins a long list of lawmakers to have contracted the deadly virus.
Earleir a week ago, the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on health, Dr Zafar Mirza, also contracted COVID-19.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under medical advice I have isolated myself at home and taking all precautions. I have mild symptoms. Please keep me in your kind prayers,” Mirza tweeted.
Earlier this month, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also announced that he had contracted coronavirus and that he has quarantine himself.
According to the tweet of the foreign minister, he wrote: “This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for COVID- 19.”
“By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to carry on my duties from home. Please keep me in your prayers,” he added.