Lady doctor seeks contempt proceedings against health secretary

LAHORE - A doctor working at Qilla Gujjar Singh Police Lines Hospital Friday approached the Punjab Service Tribunal seeking contempt proceedings against the provincial health secretary for transferring her thrice within three months.  Dr Momina Samina Asaf, a consultant gynaecologist of BS-18, accused the top health official of harassing and blackmailing. She said the Punjab Service Tribunal on Nov 15 last maintained status quo on transfer order from Government Hospital, Police Line Gujjar Singh to Sadiqabad Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, but she had been restrained even from attending the office and her salary had been stopped.”

Momina said that on July 7, 2017, she was transferred from Samnabad to Khushab at Tehsil Head Quarter hospital and on September 20, 2017 she was transferred from Khushab to Lahore and on November 1, 2017 she was transferred to THQ Hospital, Sadiqabad, Rahimyar Khan.

She asked the court to set aside her transfer orders by declaring the same as illegal and unlawful and unwarranted and be stayed at the earlier post where she was working at Sheikh Zayed Hospital.  Hearing will resume on 21st.

Election tribunal issues notice to ECP

An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Friday issued notice to Election Commission of Pakistan on petitions challenging  acceptance of nomination papers of two PML-N’s candidates including Nuzhat Sadiq and Sadia Abbasi, sister of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s leader Andleeb Abbas approached the Lahore High Court on Thursday challenging acceptance of nomination papers filed by two PML-N’s candidates including Nuzhat Sadiq and Sadia Abbasi, sister of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Andleeb Abbas alleged that the respondents did not mention their assets and liabilities owned by them and their spouses despite that they were bound to show up under Representation of Peoples Act 1976.

The petitioner said the respondents also concealed the details of their income tax and wealth tax.  She submitted that by concealing facts, the respondents committed violation of law. Therefore, she pleaded that they should be declared ineligible contest election.  She prayed the court to to set aside decision of the RO and declare the respondents ineligible to contest the polls of Senate.

 Put off

A provincial review board comprising three judges of the Lahore High Court on Friday put off till Feb 19 matter of further detention of five persons acquitted by a trial court in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder case. The board headed by Justice Abdul Sami Khan passed the order due to unavailability of Advocate General Punjab Shakilur Rehman Khan.

The police produced five detainees including Rafaqat Hussain, Sher Zaman, Hasnain Gull, Abdul Rasheed and Aitzaz Shah before the board amid strict security arrangement and pleaded for their further detention.  The board earlier on Nov 28, 2017 extended their detention for 90 days.

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