What happened: Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal, the chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), has tested positive for the coronavirus, said the authority’s spokesperson.
According to the NDMA spokesperson, Lt Gen Afzal has isolated himself at home. He decided to get himself tested after meeting a close relative, he added. The NDMA is one of the agencies responsible for helping the provinces contain the spread of the virus.
What is NDMA: National Disaster Management Authority, is an autonomous and constitutionally established federal authority mandated to deal with whole spectrum of disasters and their management in the country. It was established in 2007 under Gen. Musharraf administration.
Meanwhile, Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has also tested positive for COVID-19. After testing positive, Raja has cancelled all his engagements and quarantined himself. A few days ago, PPP Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira also contracted corona