Former Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani tested coronavirus positive on Saturday, making him the youngest political figure to be infected with COVID-19, killing 2,551 people and infecting 132,405 people in the country.
The 67-year-old Gilani was tested positive in a corruption case after hearing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
On Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif tested positive for the corona virus after appearing in a money laundering case before the NAB.
Gilani's son Kasim Gilani announced on Twitter that the former prime minister had tested positive for the corona virus.
"Many thanks to Imran Khan's government and National Accountability Bureau! They successfully put my father's life at risk. His COVID-19 result was positive," said Kasim.
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi also tested positive for the corona virus on Saturday.
Pakistan's COVID-19 cases reached 132,405 after a record 6,472 new infections were found, while 88 more people were killed by the coronavirus, increasing the number of deaths to 2,551, the health ministry said on Saturday.
The Ministry of National Health Services said a record 29,850 tests had been performed in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of COVID-19 tests performed in the country to 839,019.
"So far, 50,056 people have recovered across Pakistan, which is a significant number," it said.
There are no respiratory patients in Kashmir and Baluchistan, which is occupied by Pakistan. Up to 420 ventilators out of a total of 1,400 respirators assigned to COVID-19 are occupied throughout Pakistan.
At least 88 people have died in the past 24 hours, or 2,551 deaths, the ministry said.
There are 820 hospitals with COVID-19 facilities in the country and 8,559 patients are enrolled across the country while others are recovering from self-isolation at home, he added.
The government closed nearly 1,300 hot spots on Saturday, including several areas in the capital, Islamabad, because the deadly virus has spread quickly.
The federal and state authorities ensured that health guidelines and instructions for workplaces were followed and that the strategy for tracking, testing and quarantine was followed.
In the meantime, the Pakistani medical watchdog has approved the first domestic test kit for the novel corona virus.
Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the kit was developed by scientists from the Army-run National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
The kit was approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) after successful rounds of trials.