Coronavirus pandemic: SC expresses displeasure over federal, provincial govt’s performance



The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over the federal and provincial governments’ potency in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

A larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by means of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Monday resumed taking note of of the coronavirus suo motu case.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed are also the part of the bench.

As the taking note of went underway, the CJP at a loss for words the federal smartly being secretary about turning Haji Camp proper right into a quarantine centre.

Who turned into the Haji Camp [in Islamabad] proper right into a quarantine centre?” asked the CJP, to which the secretary smartly being discussed that the National Disaster Management Authority ordered made quarantine centre at Haji Camp.

How can billions be spent on the achieve of masks and gloves? If there may be an audit, problems will become clear.

The Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed expressed dismay over the absence of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officials. The bench moreover grilled the deputy commissioner of Islamabad over the lack of facilities in quarantine centres throughout the federal capital.

There is not any transparency in the remaining… You people are spending billions of rupees, on the other hand no one is conscious about what is happening. stated CJP

Things will best become clear when we habits an audit of the expenditures on coronavirus measures.

The CJP Gulzar has moreover asked NDMA to post a file regarding the expenditure of coronavirus in another country funding. A file must be submitted in next taking note of about how so much in another country assist was gained and where it was allocated.

The SC moreover directed to open all well being facility in Peshawar by means of adopting the standard operating procedure (SOP). The easiest court docket docket moreover sought resolution from Centre, provinces over corruption in Baitul Mal and Zakat price range.

Hearing of the case was adjourned for two weeks.

On April 17, the Supreme Court (SC) had formed a larger bench to hear suo motu case related to the positioning arising from the coronavirus outbreak throughout the country.

It is pertinent to mention proper right here that the Supreme Court (SC) in its ultimate taking note of had expressed dissatisfaction regarding the expansion of the Centre and the provinces to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.


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