Islamabad High Court

IHC directs ministry to re-issue promotion notification of doctors

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Health to re-issue notification of promotion of doctors which was earlier withdrawn due to coronavirus spread.

The hearing was conducted by the court of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah in a petition of doctors for re-issuance of promotions’ notification.

The counsel Rashid Hafeez appeared before the court on behalf of doctors and pleaded that such promotion notification should be re-issued after removing injunction against which the court asked the ministry of health officials for response.

The officials responded that there was no problem in re-issuance of such notification.

The court expressed anger over presence of doctors in the court and said that court has given clear directions that doctors presence in court was not necessary.

The court directed the ministry to submit report before the court after re-issuance of such notification and adjourned the hearing till September 2.

IHC provides 3 weeks to interior ministry in Cynthia’s deportation case: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday provided three months to interior ministry for deciding the deportation of an American citizen Cynthia Dawn Ritchie.

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah conducted the hearing on the petition filed by Pakistan Peoples Party leader Iftikhar Choudhary for the deportation of Cynthia who gave illicit remarks against the his leadership.

At the outset of the hearing, Justice Minallah said it was yet to be ascertained either Cynthia was working with the government or any other institution adding there was a dire need to dispel the impression that any institution was behind the issuance of disapproving remarks.

The officials from the interior ministry asked for some time more to make a decision on the matter.

To this, the court awarded three weeks.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah said Cynthia had leveled serious allegations which needed to be investigated properly.

The court later adjourned the hearing till September 1.

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