LHC takes suo moto notice, Police arrest Dasti's brother


Express May 26, 2010

LAHORE: Muzaffargarh police arrested MNA elect Jamshed Dasti's brother along with six security guards on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the chief justice of Lahore High Court had taken a suo moto notice of torture on doctors by Jamshed Dasti, his security guards and 23 other people during a protest in Muzaffargarh.

LHC CJ Khawaja Muhammad Shareef on Wednesday ordered the DPO of Muzaffargarh to present the record of the case in court on May 27th.

In related developments, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also ordered an immediate inquiry in this case. An inquiry committee has been constituted for the purpose.

On Tuesday, Police registered a case against the PPP MNA and 20 other persons. Dasti and his guards allegedly attacked doctors and nurses of Muzaffargarh District Hospital, accused of medical negligence.

After the incident, on the appeal of Pakistan Medical Association, doctors all over Punjab are observing strike.

Meanwhile, the relatives of the patient who allegedly died due to medical neglignce are demanding the arrest of the doctors involved.

COMMENTS (15)

Mushtaque Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply Government of the elite, by the elite, for the elite. Shame! Shame! Shame!
talha | 10 years ago | Reply I really appriciate the concern of my dear countary fellows about "looking" the other side of story. probably the debate will be too long. a heart attack is not a simple emergency. needs cardiac care unit. although rescent government is providing cheap/free of cast. facilities but it has not been able to provide good ones. i work in lahore which is far superior in hospitals trained medical staf. yet here we cant save patients with acute cardiac attack. most of doctors are just leaving countary. we have patients, we know what to do but we dont have enough medicins, working equipments, and we weap when such patients die.
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