CJP takes notice of Sheikh Zayed hospital chairman’s illegal appointment

Published: April 2, 2018
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CM reviews medical facilities, academic activities, financial and administrative affairs of hospital. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS/FILE

CM reviews medical facilities, academic activities, financial and administrative affairs of hospital. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of the illegal appointment of Lahore’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital chairman.

The notice was taken on an application of Dr Muzammil Tahir, General Secretary of the Medical Teachers Association, and Dr Nasir Din, General Secretary of Allied Health Organisation.

The application stated that the incumbent chairman, Farid Khan, was appointed on the recommendation of a politically titled search committee in violation of the prevalent policy of Federation and Province.

Farid was a junior professor of the government of Punjab, but was given BS-22 in a federal organisation, and was appointed as chairman, negating all routine legal requirements, stated the application.

Furthermore, the application added that nepotism and politically motivated policies of Farid halted the “smooth working of Sheikh Zayed Hospital.”

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The application further highlights major policy decisions, appointments, promotions and victimisation of many officers and officials who highlighted his corruption. Farid’s tenure is being extended and the applicants have prayed for justice.

Taking notice of the issue, the CJP passed an order declaring the petition maintainable under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, and sent a notice to the government of Punjab through chief secretary and secretary health.

A notice will also be sent to Advocate General Punjab Farid Khan and all the applicants. The hearing is fixed for Wednesday.

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