FM Qureshi rubbishes death rumours after Wikipedia page edit

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has rubbished reports of his death Thursday after rumours of the politician 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, adding 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.

FM Qureshi quarantines himself following positive COVID-19 test

Earlier this month, Qureshi had announced he had tested positive for coronavirus and had gone into isolation.

“This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for COVID-19,” the foreign minister had said in a Twitter post.

“By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to carry on my duties from home. Please keep me in your prayers,” he added.