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SAPMs step down

The prime minister has been often criticized for having an extended cabinet including several advisers and special assistants. There has been a stiff tussle among the party members that these unelected officials have taken over policymaking. This was revealed when

Dr Zafar Mirza resigns as special assistant to prime minister on Health

ISLAMABAD: Dr Zafar Mirza has resigned from his post as the special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) on Health due to the ongoing negative discussion about the role of special assistants. On a social media website Twitter, Mirza said

Due to best medical facilities COVID-19 cases decreasing in country: Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza on Friday said that the number of COVID-19 cases are decreasing due to the provision of best medical facilities by the government at hospitals across the

OIC holds online emergency session on coronavirus pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The steering committee on health of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday held an emergency session over the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic According to a joint statement issued at the end of the video conference

DRAP permits clinical trials of plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has said Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has permitted clinical trials of plasma therapy for coronavirus treatment. In a statement, the health adviser said the

Zafar Mirza praises China’s help in battle against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has appreciated China’s support to Pakistan in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19). While talking to Chinese doctors team at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad Mirza

Dr Mirza tells people not to panic, focus on positive aspects of situation

ISLAMABAD: PM’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that people of Pakistan should not be panic and should focus on the positive aspects of the situation. Addressing a press conference today (Monday), Dr. Zafar Mirza has claimed

Calculated response is need of hour to fight coronavirus: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called upon the members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that a calm, calculated, and deliberate response is need of the hour to fight the outbreak of coronavirus. The suggestion was put forward by

World can still change course of COVID-19: Dr. Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has asserted that the world can still change the course of coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Zafar Mirza took to Twitter and said that the world can still change the course

Govt to establish DSRU to curb epidemics: Dr. Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has asserted that the government has decided to establish Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) to curb epidemics. This decision was taken at a meeting headed by Dr. Zafar

Necessary steps are taken to prevent coronavirus: Dr. Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: PM’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that all necessary steps were taken to prevent coronavirus. While chairing a meeting of an emergency core group to prevent coronavirus, Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that

All passengers being screened at Pak-Iran border: Dr. Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: PM’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that all passengers were being screened at border crossing with Iran. In a statement, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that a well-trained team of doctors and medical staff

Govt making efforts to bring improvement in health sector: Dr Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that the incumbent government was making all-out efforts to bring improvement in the health sector. In a statement, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that Pakistan

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt bans import of animals, birds

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce imposed a ban on the import of any zoonotic animals or birds amid coronavirus outbreak. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce, “The Ministry has imposed a ban on import of zoonotic

Dr Zafar Mirza inspects screening process of passengers at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services,  Dr Zafar Mirza on Monday inspected the screening process of the passengers coming to Pakistan from different countries at Islamabad International airport. Dr Zafar Mirza during his visit to Islamabad

No Pakistani will travel back from China till completion of 14-day period: Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Saturday announced no Pakistani will be allowed to travel back to the country from China till they complete the 14-day observation period. While addressing a press conference in

Not advisable to evacuate Pakistanis from China: Dr. Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that it was not advisable to evacuate Pakistanis from China. Addressing a press conference in China, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that four Pakistani students in China, who

Pakistani students safe from coronavirus in China: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday said Pakistani students in Wuhan safe and instructed to remain vigilant and adopt good personal hygiene practices in view of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in

Mirza rejects new polio-related travel restriction on Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza has turned down inkling shaped by a section of the press while reporting of new polio cases that any new polio related travel restrictions had been

Govt notifies 15% drop in price of 89 pharmaceutical items

ISLAMABAD: Over the directions of  Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) notified a decrease in the prices of 89 medicines, Prime minister’s Special Assistant on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza, said the federal cabinet had decided

Govt sets healthcare goals of Pakistan in 2020

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza, has said on Wednesday the healthcare goals of 2020 set by the government including, polio eradication, disposal syringes and issuance of health insurance cards. According to a statement, Dr

Bill & Melinda Foundation to continue cooperation with Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Lauding Pakistan’s government for its efforts against diseases, Bill Gates vowed to continue bilateral cooperation with Pakistan. Talking to Special assistant to the prime minister on health Dr. Zafar Mirza, who called on him in Abu Dhabi, Bill