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The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan initiated hearing on Monday for a suo motu case related to the situation arising out of the coronavirus crisis and the steps being taken by the federal government to curb the spread of the epidemic.
A five-member larger bench of the apex court , headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed, is hearing the case. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed are also the member of larger bench of the case.
During the hearing today, CJP Ahmed remarked that the government had failed to formulate policy to cope with the coronavirus in Pakistan.
“There is an army of ministers and advisors in place but no work is being done,” CJP Ahmed observed.
He also alleged that “corrupt people” have been kept as advisors in the government.
Chief Justice took suo moto notice on Friday:
The chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed Khan had taken suo moto notice on Friday over the inadequate facilities to fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country.
According to details, this is the first Suo-moto notice sent to this government by the sitting chef justice of Supreme Court. The CJ Justice Gulzar Ahmed has sent notices to Attorney General Khaled Jawed Khan, Health secretary, and interior minister Aijaz Shah to respond the matter.
The chief justice of Pakistan has asked the incumbent government what measures and steps have been taken so far in order to contain the novel coronavirus in the country.
It is noteworthy that the five-member larger bench will hear the case starting from April 13 on Monday.
The five-member larger bench comprises of chief justice, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Amin Ahmed, and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel.