ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed on Monday expressed extreme displeasure over federal authorities’s measures to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The federal government is simply calling in conferences whereas no work is being completed on the bottom,” CJP Ahmed remarked throughout listening to a petition filed towards Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) verdict of realising below trial prisoners as a result of COVID-19 outbreak.
The CJP stated that right here is not any hospital in Islamabad the place he might go as all Out Affected person Departments (OPD) had been closed.
“What sort of medical emergency is that this within the nation,” the chief justice stated. “All hospitals and clinics ought to stay open.”
The CJP was irked when the Supreme Court obtained a letter from the Ministry of Well being asking it to shut its dispensary.
“Why ought to it’s closed,” CJP Ahmed stated. “That is no strategy to battle a COVID-19 outbreak.”
The lawyer normal (AG) stated that the centre is taking very best measures to battle the lethal contagion. He additional acknowledged that one other report, apprising in regards to the scenario within the nation can be submitted earlier than the courtroom.
The highest decide stated that Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari filed a reply that the Peshawar High Court has ordered the discharge of three,200 prisoners.
Attorney–General replied that no such verdict was given by the (PHC) including that the human rights minister could be mistaken.
The chief justice additionally questioned the competence of State Minster for Well being Dr Zafar Mirza saying that he’s simply being given protection on media every day.
The highest court remarked that nobody has come from the defence ministry. “The court must inquire about what the defence ministry is as much as,” the SC remarked.
To this, the AGP responded that nobody from the ministry was summoned but.
The listening to has been adjourned until tomorrow.