KARACHI: Former Sindh chief minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah has tested positive for the COVID-19, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
This was disclosed in a report submitted by Shah’s lawyer in the Sindh High Court (SHC) during the hearing of his bail plea in a case related to illegal appointments.
Sharjeel Memon, who is co-accused in the case, appeared before the court in today’s hearing, while Syed Qaim Ali Shah did not show up.
The lawyer of former CM Sindh submitted the report before the court showing that his client Qaim Ali Shah is infected with the COVID-19.
The lawyer pleaded with the court to extend the interim bail of Qaim Ali Shah. The SHC while extending interim bail of Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Sharjeel Memon and others until September 21, ordered NAB to present a progress report in the case.
It is to be noted that the Pakistan People’s Party leaders Qaim Ali Shah and Sharjeel Memon are facing charges of illegal appointments in the Sindh information department.
Meanwhile, MNA Nafisa Shah, the daughter of Syed Qaim Ali Shah in her Twitter post has appealed to the masses to pray for the early recovery of her father.
My father #QaimAliShah tested positive for #coronavirus a few days back. He has all the symptoms and is undergoing treatment and care at home under supervision of team of doctors. Pls pray for his good health and speedy recovery pic.twitter.com/lzXkhUafAC
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) August 3, 2021