The Prime Minister's Special Assistant for Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has strongly condemned the campaign against the judiciary on social media, saying that he highly respects all the judges of the Supreme Court.
In a three-part statement on social networking website Twitter, Dr. Zafar Mirza said, "I strongly condemn the campaign being run against the judiciary on social media and do whatever is possible to support the higher judiciary." I promise and will continue to serve Pakistan to the best of my ability.
He said that I have great respect for the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed who is known for his transparency, ability, and patriotism and I respect all the judges of Pakistan.
I strongly condemn the recent social media campaign against the Judiciary & would like to clarify that I stand with the Hon’ble Chief Justice & Judges of the SC and will do all to assist the Hon’ble Court & shall continue to work to serve the people to the best of my ability.— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) April 19, 2020
On the occasion, he lauded Pakistan's response to the Coronavirus, saying that despite the unfortunate deaths and rising cases, Pakistan's response to controlling the disease and preventing its spread in the best countries of the world. And let's continue this work.
Zafar Mirza's statement comes at a time when reports surfaced that the Prime Minister had criticized Dr. Zafar Mirza for his irresponsible behavior in not presenting the federal government's position properly in the Supreme Court.
Sources said that the Prime Minister took strict notice of Dr. Zafar Mirza's 'irrational' behavior and expressed strong indignation at the government's failure to properly present its efforts to prevent pestilence in the country.
According to sources, the Prime Minister said that the Assistant Special Coroner is committed to presenting the government's success in the fight against the virus "effectively" and "politely".
The Prime Minister's view was that Dr. Zafar Mirza did not give satisfactory answers to the judicial questions at the Supreme Court.