Special assistant told to stop interfering in financial matters
Prime Minister Imran Khan has curtailed the powers of his special assistant on health Dr Zafar Mirza to make financial decisions.
The Prime Minister’s Secretariat has asked the Ministry of Health to send all summaries involving financial matters to PM Khan. Dr Mirza has been told to stop interfering in the ministry’s financial matters.
The decision comes days after PM Khan ordered a probe into alleged import of 450 medicines, including vitamin tablets, from India.
Pakistan had suspended all trade ties with India in August last year after New Delhi revoked the special status of India-occupied Kashmir.
However, the import of a few life-saving drugs was permitted by the government.