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PM Imran Khan accepts resignations of Mirza, Aidrus

PM Imran Khan accepts resignations of Mirza, Aidrus
July 30, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has accepted the resignations submitted by Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza and Special Assistant on Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus. Two separate notifications were issued by the Cabinet Division for the acceptance of Dr Zafar Mirza and Dr Tania Aidrus's resignations with the first notification stated that in exercise of the powers conferred by rule 15 (1)(g) of the Rules of Business, 1973, the prime minister has been pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Dr Zafar Mirza, from the post of special assistant to PM on National Health Services, and Regulations. Another notification also read that in exercise of the powers conferred by rule 15(1) (g) of the Rules of Business, 1973, the prime minister has been pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Tania S Aidrus, from the post of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan, with immediate effect. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the special assistant said that he resigned from his post due to ongoing negative discussion about the role of SAPMs and criticism on the government. “Due to ongoing negative discussion about the role of SAPMs & criticism on the gov, I choose to resign. Pakistani people deserve a better health care. I have worked sincerely to contribute to this cause. Flag of Pakistan will Inshallah emerge out of COVID-19 with a stronger hlth care system,” Dr Zafar Mirza tweeted. In another tweet, he said, “I have resigned as SAPM. I came to Flag of Pakistan on a personal invitation of @ImranKhanPTI leaving WHO. I worked hard & honestly. It was a privilege to serve Pakistan. I am satisfied that I leave at a time when COVID-19 has declined in Flag of Pakistan as a result of a grand national effort.” Tania Aidrus has resigned as the special assistant to the prime minister on Digital Pakistan. She posted her resignation letter on Twitter. In her Tweet, she said criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of her citizenship status was “clouding the purpose of Digital Pakistan”. However, in her letter she wrote that “I always was and shall be a Pakistani”. “I believe the recent discourse in the public sphere about my Canadian nationality, which is a consequence of my birth and not an acquisition of choice, is a distraction to my ability to execute on the long term vision for a Digital Pakistan.”