Shafqat Mahmood Announced That He Tested Positive For COVID-19 & Pakistani Students Have A Lot To Say About That 👀

By Sana Yasmeen | 25 May, 2021

Shafqat Mahmood got COVID-19 and students have quite a few thoughts about that development

Still raging viciously against the normal way of life, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has upended all functionality of our society as we knew it. The education sector of Pakistan is one of the most prominently affected, with students and teachers having to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of online teaching while the authorities went back and forth, trying to come up with a better plan for all the students out there. A new development has got many tongues wagging, yet again.


Earlier today, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Education,Shafqat Mahmood announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19


This comes just a day after Shafqat Mahmood announced the final dates for examinations across the country, after a controversial series of decisions that have proven to be wildly unpopular among the people

It was decided yesterday, in the inter-provincial Education Ministers Conference that the students would sit for the exams after June 20 and no student would be promoted without a physical exam, as was the case last year at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic.


Following Shafqat Mahmood announcing his COVID-19 diagnosis, many people have been wishing him a speedy recovery

Right after Shafqat Mahmood announced facing mild symptoms and testing positive for COVID-19 people took it social media to send well wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery


However, some people were quick to call it karma and couldn’t stop wondering about Mr. Mahmood forcing students to gather together for exams despite them constantly warning him about the ongoing pandemic

Students did not shy away from calling this whole situation a karmic doing and resorted to making jokes and memes.


Some students took it as a golden opportunity and requested for the exams to be cancelled, now that the Minister knows the pandemic is still raging

While the students have been demanding the cancellation of exams for quite some time now, this new development of Shafqat Mahmood’s positive COVID-19 result served as additional fuel to the fire.


Others even raised concerns about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine that Mr. Mahmood was seen being administered, earlier

Mr. Mahmood had announced that he got his COVID-19 vaccine about two months ago.


Some students also had a few cents to share on the whole situation being “baddua” from students to Shafqat sahab

Well, while the please of students fall on deaf and dheet ears of the old age authorities, it is high time that students also take stock of the fact that it seems highly unlikely that exams would be cancelled now. At this point, One can only hope for the best and ensure proper precautions to stay safe because the authorities couldn’t appear to be more lax.

We, here at MangoBaaz, are wishing Shafqat Mahmood a quick recovery.


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Cover image: @Fatima_527 via Twitter /

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