Islamabad: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has resigned from his post.
In a tweet, Mirza said that he had come to Pakistan on the personal invitation of the premier after leaving the World Health Organisation (WHO).
I have resigned as SAPM. I came to on a personal invitation of @ImranKhanPTI leaving WHO. I worked hard & honestly. It was a privilege to serve Pakistan. I am satisfied that I leave at a time when COVID-19 has declined in as a result of a grand national effort.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) July 29, 2020
“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.”