Dr Zafar Mirza, Tania Aidrus resigns amid criticism


ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza announced his resignation on Wednesday, shortly after Tania Aidrus, special assistant to prime minister on Digital Pakistan, announced hers.

The resignations come amid recent criticism levelled against the government after assets and nationaliies of 15 special assistants to the prime minister were made public – bringing to light that seven of them were either dual nationals or held another country’s permanent residency, as well as the details of their assets.

In a tweet Dr Mirza announced his resignation stating that it was a privilege to serve the country.

Earlier, SAPM Tania Aidrus announced her resignation in a tweet citing the criticism levelled against her and the government due to her dual citizenship status as the reason.

“Criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of my citizenship status is clouding the purpose of Digital Pakistan,” she said in tweet, along with a picture of her resignation letter.

“In the greater public interest, I have submitted my resignation from the SAPM role. I will continue to serve my country and the PM’s vision to my best ability,” said Aidrus.

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