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Hamza Shehbaz tests positive for COVID-19


LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz, tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, according to party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.

In a statement, Aurangzeb said that the PML-N leader has been suffering from fever for the past three days as he had contracted coronavirus. She demanded authorities to shift the PML-N leader to a hospital for treatment from Kot Lakhpat Jail.


Hamza is in jail over charges of money laundering and illegal assets beyond means. NAB had filed a Rs7bn reference against former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif and his family.

Jail sources told news channels that Shehbaz Sharif arrived at Kot Lakhpat Jail on Sunday to meet his son and inquired after his health.

The Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz is in jail on judicial remand. Earlier, his bail application was turned down by the Lahore High Court in the money laundering case.

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