- He has replaced Dr Zafar Mirza who resigned from the post last week.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Dr Faisal Sultan as his special assistant on National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination after Dr Zafar Mirza resigned from the post last week.
He also holds status of Federal Minister. In March, the PM has appointed the CEO of Shaukat Khanum Hospital as his lead and focal person of coronavirus. Following his appointment, Dr Mirza said he is pleased with Dr Sultan's appointment and that he is 'a capable professional with a good worldview'.
Last week, Dr Mirza stepped down as SAPM saying that he has resigned due to the ongoing negative discussion about the role of SAPMs and criticism on the government. "I am satisfied that I leave at a time when COVID-19 has declined in Pakistan as a result of a grand national effort," he tweeted.