ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been tested negative for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
His test samples were taken on Tuesday to detect the Coronavirus after the philanthropist Faisal Edhi, who met him a few days ago, was tested positive for the virus.
Faisal Edhi, who is the son of late Abdul Sattar Edhi and the Chairman of the Edhi Foundation, met the prime minister in Islamabad on April 15, and handed him over a Rs 10 million cheque for the Corona Relief Fund.
Later he developed COVID-19 symptoms and went through the test for the Coronavirus which found out to be positive.
وزیر اعظم عمران خان سے فیصل ایدھی کی ملاقات
ایدھی فاونڈیشن کی طرف سے ایک کروڑ روپے کا چیک وزیراعظم کورونا ریلیف فنڈ کے لیے وزیر اعظم کو پیش کیا۔ pic.twitter.com/8FuqDOqmD5
— PTI (@PTIofficial) April 15, 2020
Therefore, the Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Coronavirus Dr Faisal Sultan yesterday advised the prime minister to get himself tested. Upon his advice, Imran Khan agreed to go through the diagnostic process for the disease.
PM Imran Khan formally launches Ehsaas Ration Portal
Meanwhile, the prime minister has formally launched the Ehsaas Ration Portal which will help philanthropists, charity organizations and other non-government organizations in reaching out to deserving people and providing ration to poor segments of the society.
Hailing the initiative to launch Ehsaas Ration Portal, the prime minister said that it will play a vital role in reaching out to the beneficiaries and making the ration distribution system completely transparent and merit-based.
“احساس راشن پورٹل” مخیر حضرات ، فلاحی اداروں اور غیر سرکاری تنظیموں کو مستحق افراد تک پہنچنے اور راشن کی فراہمی میں معاون ثابت ہوگا pic.twitter.com/mBn0QpLd0F
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) April 21, 2020