On Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed asked the federal government to remove Dr. Zafar Mirza. However, no written order is issued on the removal of the SAPM.
Furthermore, SC states that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet has become ineffective in the fight against the pandemic. The higher court expressed serious doubt over the eligibility of PM advisor on health Dr. Zafar Mirza. The court also stated that there is a lack of leadership that could maintain unity in the country.
The CJP says that allegedly corrupt individuals are inducted in the cabinet. However, specifically, no name is mentioned. Furthermore, justice Gulzar Ahmed also questions the presence of the high numbers of advisors and special assistants in the cabinet.
In reaction to the SC’s statement,
Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan said that such observations by the SC would “only cause harm”. Whereas, CJP replies that he is very careful in passing such remarks.
The CJP asks AGP Khalid Javed Khan that why Zafar Mirza was is removed. However, AGP told the larger bench that it will not be wise to remove Mirza at this stage.
The CJP also wondered why a Parliament session is not being called in prevailing situation.
AGP assured the bench that he will convey the court’s concerns to the PM who is holding a high-level meeting on COVID-19 today (Monday).
The bench has also set aside Punjab government’s directive for obtaining corona clearance certificate before entering the province.
The court has also sought details from Sindh government regarding the expenditure of Rs80 million to distribute ration. The bench has sought comprehensive reports from the federal and provincial governments regarding the steps taken to control COVID-19.
However, the court adjourns the hearing until next Monday.
Source: Express Tribune