PM reprimands Mirza over behaviour in SC

By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD, April 15 (INP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chided his special assistant on health, Dr Zafar Mirza, over exhibiting unserious behaviour before the Supreme Court (SC). The premier’s reaction came after the SAPM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza showed unserious behaviour during his appearance before the top court hearing the matters related to coronavirus pandemic in the country.
PM Imran Khan has reprimanded his special assistant over the misconduct and failure to present the federal government’s efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic in the SC. Reports said that PM Khan said it was Dr Mirza’s responsibility to present a comprehensive report before the top court regarding the measures adopted to fight coronavirus.
It is pertinent to mention here that the apex court, while hearing a suo motu case on April 13 related to the situation arising out of the coronavirus crisis, had expressed displeasure over the performance of Dr Zafar Mirza in dealing with coronavirus pandemic and ordered the government to remove him.
The court had also asked the federal government to remove Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza from his post.