Amal death case: Report pins blame on private hospital, ambulance service

Advocate Faisal Siddiqui shares findings with the bench during the hearing

Our Correspondent January 17, 2019
10-year-old Amal Umar killed in a street crime in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

 ISLAMABAD  : The committee constituted by the Supreme Court, in the case involving the death of a 10-year-old Amal, has held the private hospital, ambulance service and Sindh Healthcare Commission responsible in its report.

A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case on Wednesday and committee submitted its report during the hearing. Advocate Faisal Siddiqui, on the occasion, shared the findings with the bench.

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Siddiqui, in his investigation, noted that high-power weapons had been provided to the police without adequate training. He added that the police admitted to irresponsible behavior on their part and the ambulance service also accepted their mistake.

However, the advocate apprised the bench that the private hospital involved denied that they had a role to play.

Siddiqui further maintained that "hospital authorities blatantly lied before the committee and changed the date and time of the death to prove that the victim had died prior to even entering the hospital premises".

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The Sindh Healthcare Commission presented a report on the matter whereby the commission supported the hospital.

In November, a special anti-terrorism court (ATC) indicted a suspect, Khalid, who was arrested in the Amal death case pertaining to a police encounter and robbery. Khalid was booked in a police encounter and robbery case.


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