SC directs PMC to submit details of its laws in 7 days

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Wedn-esday ordered the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to submit details regarding payment of stipends in hospitals and details of its past and present laws within a week.
A three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar heard the case filed by Dr Umar and Dr Irfan over payment of less than the stipulated stipend.
During the course of proceedings, a representative of PMC said they could not prepare the case as they received court notice yesterday night.
The Chief Justice said such kind of excuses could not be narrated in the court. He summoned the Chairm-an PMC and Director Le-gal. The court expressed annoyance over Director Legal PMC over failing to reply satisfactory answers.
The counsel for the PMC said President PMC was in Lahore.
The Chief Justice asked the counsel to reply his queries and stated that Section 27 of the Pakistan Medical Commission Act 2020 mentioned payment of monthly stipend. He as-ked why Pakistan Medical Commission Act was not being implemented.
Addressing the Director Legal PMC, the Chief Justice said the commission had submitted a bundle of documents but the basic question was not being answered.
The Director Legal pleaded before the court to grant her time for submission of details.
The Chief Justice said the PMC had submitted a notification approved by the Prime Minister. He asked that it was not mentioned under which law the notification, approved by the Prime Minister, was issued.
The counsel of a private hospital said the PMC Act 2020 empowered the federal and provincial governments to fix a monthly stipend for house job doctors. He said Rs 43,000 monthly stipend for house job doctors was set by the private hospital itself.
The Chief Justice asked whether the federal or provincial governments fixed any stipend under the Act so far?
The counsel replied that the federal and provincial governments did not fix any stipend for doctors on house job.
Later, the court directed PMC to submit details regarding payment of stipends in a week and adjourned hearing of the case tilll date in office.
SC refers bail matter of a corruption accused to SHC: The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred a pre-arrest bail plea of Abdul Naeem Soomro, an accused of minting money from Pak PWD Sindh through corruption, to Sindh High Court (SHC).
A two-member SC bench comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard the case filed by Abdul Naeem.
The National Accounta-bility Bureau had alleged that the petitioners along with other officials/ officers of Pak PWD Larkana D-ivision, Highways Division Kambar Shahdadkot and in-connivance with each other, misused their authority in collusion with private contractors and rendered undue benefits.
During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the accused pleaded that his client should not be arrested till his presence before the SHC.
Justice Bandial replied that no one could arrest his client from the apex court premises as court had iss-ued strict directions regarding arrest from court premises. He asked the counsel that the decision was taken in the Sindh High Court with his client’s consent. He said that only the concerned court could intervene in a decision made with consent. Later, the court referred the matter to the SHC and disposed of the case.