Pakistan journalist Mehr Tarar tests positive for Covid

Pakistani journalist and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s friend Mehr Tarar on Saturday announced that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Tarar took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19.”

Tarar is currently media advisor for Minister Information Department, Punjab. Her responsibilities include media management and press coverage to “highlight the positive role and initiative of the government”.

Tarar is also known for her association with congress leader Shashi Tharoor and his late wife Sunanda Pushkar who had shared a Twitter spat with Tarar some time in 2014.