UNVEILED: Relatives offered money to declare deceased as COVID-19 patients

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Jun, 2020. 01:19 pm
Khawaja Izharul Hassan

Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) and Senior Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), Khawaja Izharul Hassan, has revealed that relatives were being offered money to declared the deceased people as COVID-19 patients.

Khawaja Izharul Hassan, while speaking on the floor of Sindh Assembly, revealed that relatives of deceased persons in Badin  offered money to categorize them in COVID-19 patients.

Khawaja Izharul Hassan claimed that a welfare institution has informed him regarding the matter and it could be a conspiracy against the Sindh province.

The lawmaker demanded the Sindh government to immediately hold an inquiry into the matter besides taking strict action against the responsible persons.

He said “I heard the speeches of the Sindh Chief Minister [Murad Ali Shah] and Murtaza Wahab which were very good. How can we make a lockdown successful if six persons are living at a residence having only two rooms? The fight between the Centre and Sindh have given loss to the province.

Coronavirus in Pakistan

Death toll from the novel coronavirus climbed to 1,838 after more deaths were reported in the federal capital Islamabad.

According to the national dashboard, three more deaths were reported in Islamabad in the last 24 hours to take the city’s tally to 41.

Confirmed Cases

Confirmed cases in the country jump to 89,249 on Friday after new cases were detected in Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the national dashboard, 402 new cases were recorded in the federal capital in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 3,946 in the city. While, 14 more case were also recorded in Azad Jammu and Kashmir taking the region’s tally to 299.

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