CJP to take up plea against SC registrar in a ‘scam’ involving ex-COAS Gen Kayani

Kiyani accused of manufacturing, supplying and procuring substandard medicines

Hasnaat Malik June 28, 2018
former army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani. PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: The chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) will hear on Friday a retired army officer’s plea against the Supreme Court registrar’s decision to return a constitutional petition against former army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani in an alleged medical scam.

The petitioner, Lt Col (retd) Inamul Rahiem, has accused Kiyani of disbanding a legally established Armed Forces Medical Store Depot, as well as manufacturing, supplying and procuring substandard and spurious medicines.

The retired colonel moved a petition requesting that the court issue directives for a complete audit of the medicines tendered, purchased and procured by the “improperly established depots” at 27 Combined Medical Hospitals.

However, the SC registrar returned the petition, raising some objections over it. Later, the petitioner filed an appeal against the registrar’s decision. Now the CJP will hear the appeal in his chamber on Friday.

Petitioner accuses Gen Kayani in medical scam

The applicant contended that the matter could not be decided in the Lahore High Court for three years as no one appeared on behalf of the defence ministry, nor was a reply submitted in the relevant court.

The petitioner further contended that the process of initiating proceedings by NAB against military officials is very slow.

The applicant stated that the matter is very sensitive as spurious and substandard medicines have been manufactured and supplied in 27 CMHs as well as in the civil market.


Response | 5 years ago | Reply Seems you are motivated enough. Maybe experience is taking the better of you.
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