"Please pray for me and all those fighting it.”
Pakistani singer and politician Abrar-ul-Haq has revealed that he tested positive for Coronavirus on May 31, 2020. He took to Twitter to confirm the news.
The 51-year-old told his social media followers that while his Covid-19 test had come out positive, he will still be carrying on with professional duties through video conferencing.
He urged his followers to pray for him and everyone else who is going through the same thing.
Abrar wrote on Twitter:
“My Corona test came positive, I am home quarantined, however, inshahallah, I will keep performing my duties through Skype as Red Crescent and Sahara worker.
“Please pray for me and all those fighting it.”
Following the news that Abrar had tested positive, he received a wave of support from those on Twitter.
Journalist Asif Khan posted: “Wishing you a speedy recovery.”
Another person wrote: “Get well soon dear. I’m also suffering from Covid-19 since last 14 days. It just needs a strong will, proper precautions and isolation.”
One person wrote: “Get well soon Abrar-ul-Haq. Wish you a speedy recovery.”
Another commented: “Get well soon… Lots of prayers for your speedy recovery.”
My corona test came positive, i am home quarantined, however ,inshahallah, i will keep performing my duties through Skype as Red Crescent and Sahara worker. Please pray for me and all those fighting it.
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) May 31, 2020
On May 30, Abrar had expressed his fear of becoming infected after suffering from Coronavirus-like symptoms.
He had posted: “I am having fever and dry cough since last night and hope it is not Corona however those who interacted with me including Governor Sarwer should take precautionary measures.”
Abrar-ul-Haq may currently be focusing his efforts of political work but he made his name in music.
His debut album, Billo De Ghar, was released in 1995 and it sold over 40 million albums worldwide.
This made him a household name and earned him the title of ‘King of Pakistani Pop’.
As well as music, Abrar also founded a charitable organisation named SAHARA which stands for ‘Services Aimed at Health and Awakening in Remote Areas’.
Its aim is to promote health and education to the people of Narowal and its surrounding areas. It has done so since 1998.
Abrar also founded a hospital named Sugra Shafi Medical Complex.
In January 2006, he began the Youth Parliament on Pakistan, a non-political organisation that fosters the development of young people.
Abrar then joined the Pakistani political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He has been a senior member since 2011.
He has been married to Hareem Abrar since 2005 and they have one son and two daughters together.