Imran Khan holds a red book during a meeting with party leaders at his Bani Gala residence on Thursday. Instagram photo
Gulf Today Report
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has continued to perform his work despite being infected with coronavirus and discussed important government matters with the leaders of his party on Thursday.
Earlier during the day, Imran took to Instagram to post a picture of himself where he can be seen working from his home.
The prime minister can be seen in the picture, wearing a face mask as he holds a red book in his hands. It's unclear which book PM Imran Khan was reading.
The picture has garnered more than 27,000 likes in less than half an hour since it was posted on Imran Khan's Instagram account.
"Working from home," the caption read.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has shared a photo of Imran on social media chairing a meeting of his media team at Bani Gala.
The fact that Imran chaired the meeting at Bani Gala on Thursday in spite of having contracted the coronavirus a few days ago and resultantly going into isolation raises the question whether he had tested negative for the virus before attending the meeting.
Other prominent figures seen in the photo are Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfi Bukhari and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Senator Faisal Javed Khan and principal secretary to PM.
Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted the picture, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan is fit and fine, and doing well while holding meetings following coronavirus SOPs.
Imran, who got a vaccine shot on March 18, had tested positive for the coronavirus on March 20. His wife Bushra Bibi also contracted the COVID-19 on the same day.
The announcement was made by Special Assistant to the PM on Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan in a tweet uploaded on Saturday. According to Dr Faisal Sultan, the prime minister had placed himself in self-isolation at his home in Banigala.
The premier has advised the PTI leaders regarding different issues.
"We are suspending international flight operations effective tonight at 8:00 pm (1500 GMT)," the prime minister's special assistant on national security.
Criticising the opposition, the prime minister reiterated that he would not give any National Reconciliation Ordinance-like concession to the opposition leaders no matter how many rallies they staged.
"I exercised precaution for a whole year. I never went to any wedding or even to a restaurant to eat. I practiced social distancing and kept my mask on for the most part," the premier said, as he began his video message.
Cease-fire mediator Qatar said efforts are ongoing to renew the truce, which saw Israel pause most military activity in Gaza and release 300 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Palestinian group Hamas freeing over 100 hostages held in Gaza.
The emirate's delegation comprised the Sharjah Book Authority, Sharjah Literary Agency, Sharjah Department of Culture, Al Qasimi Publications, and Kalimat Group.
"You are the spirit of the union. You are its present and future. I pray to Allah Almighty to bless you and our nation with continued security, progress and prosperity," Sheikh Mohammed said.
In another homage to the UAE, Egyptian couple Manal Mohamed and Mahmoud Muhareb rang in UAE National Day with the birth of baby Zayed exactly at 12:00am, weighing 3.810 kg. After two boys and two girls, Zayed is their fifth child.