Marriyum-AurangzebPakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb Sunday said Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz has tested positive for novel coronavirus and has been suffering from fever for the last three days, a private TV channel reported. “In view of his deteriorating health, he should be shifted from the Kot Lakhpat Jail to a hospital immediately,” she demanded in a tweet. “And, all legal requirements should be completed so that he is offered healthcare facilities,” she said, and warned that negligence in the treatment can jeopardise his health. PML-N’s Attaullah Tarar said that the party has written to the authorities to shift Hamza to Ittefaq Hospital immediately ‘where his physician Dr Rizwan can have access to him and administer medical treatment’. “He’s been unwell since a week. NAB prisoners languish in prisons without any investigation or evidence,” he wrote.However, Punjab government on Sunday rejected the plea to shift Hamza to Ittefaq Hospital. According to reports, the provincial home department rejected the plea from Hamza which he conveyed to the department along with a copy of his Covid-19 test results. Confirming that his son had contracted the dangerous disease while incarcerated, Hamza’s father Shehbaz Sharif said, “After having bravely fought cases against him in the Musharraf era, he is now facing political vengeance at the hands of the NAB-Niazi nexus.”Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz cast aspersions on how it was that a person kept in solitary confinement had contracted the viral disease. “It begs the question how a prisoner kept in solitary confinement has contracted coronavirus,” she wrote. She also said that a probe has yet to be done on what food was being provided to her father Nawaz Sharif after authorities had forbid home food from being brought to him. “After prohibiting food from home, what was NAB giving Nawaz Sharif that he fell ill all of a sudden? His platelets fell to a dangerously low level and he suffered a heart attack,” she wrote.