Dr. Zafar Mirza resigns as adviser to PM on health

His resignation has come after Tania Aidrus's resignation


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Monitoring Desk:

Dr. Zafar Mirza, the Prime Minister’s adviser on health has resigned on Wednesday. Dr. Mirza’s resignation has come after a special assistant to PM Tania Aidrus on digital Pakistan resigned.

In a tweet, Dr. Zafar Mirza announced his resignation and said he had come to Pakistan on the special request of PM Imran Khan and left his job at the World Health Organization (WHO). “I worked hard and honestly. It was a privilege to serve Pakistan. I am satisfied that I leave at a time when Covid -19 has declined in Pakistan as a result of a grand national effort.”

He added that he had made the decision over the “negative discussion about the role of SAPMs and criticism of the government”. “Pakistani people deserve better healthcare. I have worked sincerely to contribute to this cause. Pakistan will Inshallah emerge out of Covid-19 with a stronger healthcare system.”

In a tweet, Aidrus said: “Criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of my citizenship status is clouding the purpose of Digital Pakistan”.

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