Gilgit-Baltistan Agriculture Minister among 118 new COVID-19 deaths in Pakistan

Minister for Agriculture in Gilgit-Baltistan Janbaz Khan has become the latest political figure in Pakistan to succumb to the deadly coronavirus disease.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Janbaz Khan had been on a ventilator for four days, a doctor at Gilgit’s city hospital – where the 64-year-old minister was admitted – was quoted as saying.
“He had a heart related disease, besides diabetes,” said the doctor. The minister is survived by two wives, five sons and four daughters.
A total of 118 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Pakistan in the last 24 hours.
As many as 5,358 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Pakistan, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the country to 162,973.
So far five lawmakers, including two provincial ministers, have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus which has infected several top politicians including former prime ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yusuf Raza Gilani.
Earlier this month, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Member of Punjab Assembly Shaukat Manzoor Cheema and Sindh Human Settlement Minister Ghulam Murtaza Baloch died to the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus-related death toll in the country has reached 3,228, while the number of recoveries reached 59,215.
The Sindh province, with 62,269 cases, is the most affected and is followed by the Punjab province, which registered over 60,138 cases. 20,182 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,637 from Islamabad, 1,213 from Gilgit Baltistan, 8,794 from Balochistan and 740 from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).