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FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi rejects demise rumours after Wikipedia showed him dead


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th July, 2020
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has rejected reports of his death on Thursday after rumours of his passing away emerged following a Wikipedia edit that showed him as dead.

Reports of his death were propagated by the Indian lobby on social media, the foreign minister said.

He also added that his profile at Wikipedia was edited to spread false reports of his demise, causing distress among his family and friends.

“I am fine by the Grace of Allah and recovering from COVID-19,” Qureshi said in a statement. The minister also advised people not to believe in such rumours.

Earlier, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote on his Twitter that he felt fever and tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

He had been in quarantine immediately and continue to carry on his duties from home, sources said.

Posting on Twitter, he wrote, “This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for Covid 19.”

He further added, “By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to carry on my duties from home.”

The federal minister also requested for the best wishes and said, “Please keep me in your prayers. ”

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