Dr Faisal Sultan has been appointed as new special assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination after the premier approved his appointment on Monday.
The decision was announced by the premier’s office on social media.
Sultan, an infectious diseases expert and chief of the Shaukat Khanum Hospital, was previously serving as the PM’s focal person on coronavirus.
Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Dr. Faisal Sultan as SAPM on National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination with immediate effect. Dr. Faisal Sultan shall hold status of Federal Minister. pic.twitter.com/ZnVUPLcfwC
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) August 3, 2020
He has replaced Dr Zafar Mirza who resigned from the post on July 29 after he was alleged of smuggling 20 million face masks out of Pakistan. He was also criticised over the matter of dual nationalities of advisers.