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Dr Zafar Mirza’s fate hangs in balance

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan resumed hearing on a suo motu case related to the situation arising out of the coronavirus crisis and the steps being taken by the federal government to curb the spread of the epidemic.
A five-member larger bench of the apex court — headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed — was hearing the case. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed were also on the bench.
During the hearing, Justice Ahmed also questioned the credentials of the Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza and ordered the removal of the special assistant.
The court showed displeasure over the fact that provinces and the federal government continue with their own policies rather than concerted efforts to fight Corona.

-MN Report

April 13, 2020

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