Bilawal in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Statesman Report

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Thursday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

The news comes just a day before the engagement of Bilawal's sister, Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, to a Dubai-based businessman and several days before the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) next rally in Multan scheduled for November 30.

Taking to Twitter, Bilawal said that he was currently experiencing mild symptoms. "I'll continue working from home and will be addressing PPP foundation day via video link. Wear a mask everyone, see you on the other side."

Well wishes poured in shortly after the PPP chairman made the announcement.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has sent Bilawal his best wishes and prayed for his recovery, according to a statement by the PML-N. The party added that Shehbaz was informed of Bilawal's diagnosis during his appearance in court.

"Shehbaz offered prayers for all those who have contracted the virus, including Bilawal," the statement added.

Information Minister Shibli Faraz prayed for the PPP chairman and all those that are suffering from the disease.

PPP Senator Rehman Malik wished the party chairman a speedy recovery.

KP Health Minister Taimur Jhagra also sent the PPP chairman his best wishes, adding: "To everyone sitting on stage at the PDM jalsa, if in Pakhtunkhwa please call on the 1700 helpline and get yourself tested through our rapid response teams".