SC appoints ex-judge to run kidney and liver institute

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, be appointed chairman of the ad hoc committee to manage and run the affairs of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI), Lahore.

The court also appointed Prof Dr Jawad Sajid, former professor at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lt Gen Shahid Riaz (Engineer), Saifullah Chattha (Nepra member) and Khusro Pervez Khan (former secretary) members of the committee.

In July, the apex court had placed Dr Saeed Akhtar, the head of PKLI, on the Exit Control List after it learnt that Rs100 million was being spent on monthly salaries of the employees but not a single kidney or liver transplant had been conducted at the institute.

In July, the court learnt that Rs100 million was spent on salaries without a single kidney or liver transplant being conducted at the facility

The committee, which can co-opt any financial expert, has been tasked to immediately take over the PKLI’s administration and make the hospital fully functional and operational as soon as possible after removing defects, installing equipment and putting all support services, including relevant staff through competition and transparency.

The committee will also ensure that the hospital provides specialised medical and surgical services at affordable rates for which it was originally conceived and visualised.

The order stated that other members of the committee would be paid a monthly stipend for their services, the amount of which would be determined on the next date of hearing after four weeks.

The court also suspended the PKLI board.

According to the SC order, the control of PKLI, its assets, properties, accounts and all relevant books and record should be handed over to the chairman of the ad hoc committee within five days. The committee will submit its report within 30 days. The chairman may convene as many meetings of the committee as he may deem appropriate. However, it will meet at least once in two weeks.

School fee hike

In a separate development, a three-judge SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, will start hearing from Oct 4 the cases related to fee hike by private educational institutions by clubbing together all the petitions pending in the apex court, the Lahore High Court and the Sindh High Court.

The court also ordered its office to issue notices to private schools.

Both high courts are seized with petitions moved by the private schools as well as the parents against fee hike.

The chief justice also took suo motu notice of dysfunctional Board of Governors of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, and fixed the matter for Wednesday with notice to the advocate general and health secretary of Punjab.

As per media reports, the UHS administrative crisis has reached alarming level due to the absence of its chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG), affecting the fate of over 50,000 students.

Under the UHS Act, all the financial and administrative decisions require approval of the BoG.

Meanwhile, the chief justice took notice of the death of 10-year-old girl, Amal, by firing at a traffic signal in Karachi.

Amal, along with her parents, was on way home. When they stopped at a traffic signal, a robber mugged them at gunpoint. The robber went to the car next to them and while they were waiting for the signal to turn green, one of the shots fired hit their windscreen and another hit Amal in the head.

Later, it transpired that the girl was hit by the bullet fired by police at the robber.

The court fixed the case for Sept 25.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2018



~ Shop by Category ~


Mens Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Latest Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Fashion Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Belts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Cufflinks Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Wallets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan Mens Wester Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Export Stock Lot & Export Leftover in Pakistan  Mens Winter Collection 2019-2020  Mens Hoodies & Jackets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Jeans Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pants Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens T-shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pakistani Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear & Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pajamas Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan
Ladies Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Latest Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Womens Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Handbags & Purses Online Shopping in PakistanLadies Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Latest Designs & New Arrival  2018 Collection Pakistani Dresses in Pakistan  2019 Collection Pakistani Dresses Designs  Abaya & Hijab Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Kurti Online Shopping in Pakistan  Original Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Replica Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Stitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Unstitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Designer Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Eid Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Engagement Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mehandi Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nikah Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Party Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Walima Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Wedding Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Chiffon Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Embroidered Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lawn Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Linen Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Net Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Satin Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Silk Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Velvet Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Indian Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Summer Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Ladies Winter Collection Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie New Arrival 2019-2020 Collection  Ladies Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bikini Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Panty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Panty & Thongs Online Shopping in Pakistan Bra by Color  Bra by Size  Bra by Types - Types of Bra  Body Shaper Online Shopping in Pakistan  Camisole Online Shopping in Pakistan  Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nighty Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Nighty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Body Stocking & Leg Stocking Online Shopping in Pakistan  Tights Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan