Sindh Minister, Murtaza Baloch dies of Coronavirus


Bureau Report

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch on Tuesday died of coronavirus after being admitted to a hospital in Karachi, media reported quoting his family.
According to relatives of the deceased minister, Ghulam Murtaza Baloch remained admitted at a private hospital for past few days before he lost his battle against coronavirus today. He was elected members of the Sindh Assembly on PPPP ticket from Karachi constituency, PS-88 Malir.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah also confirmed his death and said that he died of coronavirus. “He was a hardworking party worker and his void in the party could not be filled,” he said. Ghulam Murtaza Baloch has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on May 14.
Talking to journalists, Ghulam Murtaza said,” As I started showing symptoms, I got tested for COVID-19 and the results came back positive today.” The minister maintained that he was in self-isolation at his home. He is the first provincial minister or lawmaker who died with coronavirus as at least 12 lawmakers of the Sindh Assembly has tested positive for the virus after they underwent a screening process.