Zulfikar Bukhari rejects UK media reports on coronavirus as baseless

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Zulfikar Bukhari rejects UK media reports on coronavirus as baseless

ISLAMABAD-Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari has rejected the British media reports as baseless and misleading which claimed that the UK has imported half of coronavirus cases from Pakistan.

In a press release, he said the pandemic hit the UK in start of February, while it reached Pakistan by end of the same month.

He said there was not even a single case of coronavirus in Pakistan before it was reported in the United Kingdom.

The Special Assistant said the UK-based publications including The Telegraph, The Sun and Daily Mail have done cheap and non-professional reporting by linking the spread of virus in UK with Pakistan.

Citing the research study of Oxford University, he said the UK has imported most of coronavirus cases from other countries including France, Italy and Spain.