Former prime minister and senior PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, consistent with his son Kasim Gilani.
In a tweet on Saturday, Kasim Gilani alleged that the Imran Khan-led government and National Accountability Bureau endangered the lifetime of his father by summoning him in corruption reference.
Following the news, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman also prayed for the recovery of the previous prime minister.
The NAB is investigation Gilani within the Toshakhana reference. it’s filed a petition in an accountability court against high-profile suspects, including two former prime ministers and a former president.
NAB named former president Asif Ali Zardari, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as suspects within the case.
The bureau has alleged that former premier Gilani facilitated Zardari and Nawaz in buying cars from the Toshakhana by paying 15 per cent of the worth of the cars.
Separately, Gilani is additionally embroiled during a battle with US blogger Cynthia Ritchie, who has alleged that the previous prime minister had harassed her “in connivance” with ex-interior minister Rehman Malik 2011.
On Thursday, the US blogger called on Gilani to apologise to her. Ritchie warned that just in case the PPP leader didn’t apologise for levelling allegations against her within 14 days, she would initiate action against him.