The top court of the country has resumed the hearing of a suo motu case related to the situation arising out of the crisis of the novel coronavirus and the steps being taken by the PTI-led federal government of Pakistan to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to the details, a five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan—heading by the Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed—was hearing the suo motu case. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed are also on the bench.
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During the hearing of the case today at the apex court of the country, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed remarked that the government of Pakistan had not done anything at this point. “There is an army of ministers and advisors in place but there is no work being done,” Chief Justice remarked.
The top judge of the country added that the “corrupt people” have been kept as advisors in the government.
During the hearing on Monday, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed questioned the credentials of the Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) for Health Dr. Zafar Mirza and ordered the removal of the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister.
Earlier on Friday, the Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed had sent notices to the Attorney-General of Pakistan, the health secretary, and the interior secretary, questioning the inadequate facilities being provided to citizens of the country by the PTI-led federal government of Pakistan to combat the novel coronavirus that took lives of the thousands of people around the world.