Islamabad - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali has directed the secretary Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to submit a report regarding illegal purchase and theft of medicines at Polyclinic Hospital, Islamabad.

The secretary has also been directed to file para-wise comment on an application, which has highlighted illegality in the purchase of medicines, within two months.

The chief justice has issued this order in a human rights case. A young doctor, who works in Polyclinic had written a letter to the chief justice pointing out corruption in buying of medicines.

He informed the apex court that Dr Iftikhar Naru, Deputy Executive Director, and his wife Dr Rubina Iftikhar Naru are partners in a drugs company named Crescent Traders and Business Developer. The company has contract with the federal government Polyclinic Hospital, Islamabad, for supply of medicines, for the last five years. The company has also contract of repair/maintenance of electric and air conditioners with the hospital.

The applicant informed that Dr Iftikhar Naru is on the post of Deputy Director BS-19. However he is illegally using title of Joint Executive Director BS-20. He is government servant and is doing business with the hospital and is involved in illegally awarding contract to his company. He said that Dr Iftikhar is also involved in the corruption and theft of drugs along with Executive Director Zahid Mehmood.

It is required for the sake of the poor patients and save government money to order an inquiry and audit of last five years.