Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan restarted its case on Monday related to the coronavirus crisis and measures taken by the federal government to curb the spread of the disease.
A five-member Supreme Court Tribunal headed by Pakistan ’s Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed is hearing the case. Judge Umar Ata Bandial, Judge Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Judge Sajjad Ali Shah and Judge Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed were all sitting on the bench.
At today’s hearing, CJP Ahmed stated that the government has not taken any measures to prevent the virus from spreading.
CJP Ahmed observed: “There is an army of ministers and advisers, but there is no work to do.”
He also claimed that “corrupt people” have been serving as advisers in the government.
At the hearing, Judge Ahmed also questioned the qualifications of Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Health, and ordered the removal of the Special Assistant.
CJP Ahmed has issued a notice to the Attorney General of Pakistan, the Minister of Health and the Minister of the Interior on Friday, questioning that the facilities provided by the federal government to citizens are insufficient to fight the coronavirus.
At the hearing on the case on Saturday, the government informed the Supreme Court that special counters had been set up at all major international airports, and ground crossings were strengthened at the Taftan, Chaman and Tokeham borders to curb The spread of the virus.
In a report submitted to the Supreme Court on Saturday, the government informed CJP Ahmed (AJP) that it had declared an emergency in the border area of Baluchistan and Iran and deployed more work at the border crossings personnel.