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IHC orders to restore PMDC in one hour, Sentenced Jail to Sec Health


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

30th Mar, 2020. 11:32 am
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IHC winds up

Islamabad High Court on Monday, while ordering to restore Pakistan Medical and Dental Council with immediate effect, sentenced Secretary Heath to six months in prison.

As per details, IHC heard the petition seeking concern the closure of PMDC despite of court order.

While hearing the case, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani remarked that, I am sentencing Secretary Health to 6 months in prison.

The court ordered to restore PMDC, open its offices and summoned report with in one hour.

The court warned for sending ministers to jail if the government attempts contempt of court.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani further remarked that I will take my decision to a level that no one can resist,

In March this year,  The federal government assured Islamabad High Court (IHC) that it will implement its orders regarding the restoration of the dissolved Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) employees.

IHC has given the government two weeks to restore the council. The Ministry of National Health Services secretary attended the hearing conducted by a single-member bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani on the contempt petition filed by the PMDC employees.

During the proceeding, the secretary informed the court that they had written a letter to the ministry of law and justice for completing the restoration action and assured the court that its orders would be executed within a week.

Meanwhile, the court remarked that the federal health secretary was to be held responsible for the non-implementation on law and set a two-week deadline to the government for restoring the dissolved body.

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