ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Monday asked the federal government to remove Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza from his post.
The top court CJ said this while hearing a suo moto notice about the situation arising from coronavirus disease in Pakistan. He expressed displeasure over the performance of Dr Zafar Mirza.
He said he had serious reservations against the SAPM and his team regarding its dealing with the pandemic. A five-member bench headed by Gulzar Ahmed had last week set the date for hearing of the case for Monday (today). The attorney general was also present on this occasion.
CJ Gulzar Ahmed said that an army of ministers and advisors was appointed and their performance was zero. Allegedly corrupt people were appointed as the advisers and they were given the status of federal ministers, he alleged. He asked about eligibility of Zafar Mirza on this post.
The attorney general said it was not suitable to remove him from his post in the middle of the ongoing crisis. He asked the apex court to rest the matter to the government.