LAHORE - Punjab Secretary Health Anwar A Khan Tuesday visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) and recorded statements of the senior doctors, admin officials and other paramedical staff following an inquiry launched by the chief minister Punjab against the institute's Executive Director Dr Mubashar Attique. The secretary health spent two hours in the institute where most of the doctors, admin officials and consultants complained him about the rude attitude of Executive Director of PIMH Dr Mubashar Attique besides other irregularities he had committed during his posting as ED. A group of the PIMH consultants, doctors and paramedical staff had visited the Chief Minister Secretariat where they, in an application, levelled serious allegations against Dr Mubashar Attique regarding illegal appointments, misuse of power and rough attitude towards staff of the institute. The chief minister had marked the application to the complaint cell and deputed Secretary Health Dr Anwar A Khan to probe into the matter. According to a source, on Tuesday when the secretary health was recording the statements of the doctors at conference room of the institute, one of the complainants Dr Shahid appeared before the secretary health and revealed that late night on Monday Dr Mubashar made a call on his cell phone and threatened him of dire consequences for giving statement against him. Dr Shahid also showed the number of Dr Mubashar Attique in the received calls on his cell phone. Meanwhile, the secretary health asked Dr Mubashar Attique to leave the conference room when some doctors felt hesitation and refused to submit their statements against the executive director in his presence, the source said. Later, the consultants including Dr Tahir Pervez, Dr Ragina Mehmood, Dr Imran Afzal, admin officials including Dr Muddassar, Dr Javed Shah, Dr Khalid, Dr Aneela and Dr Ayesha expressed their strong reservation over the rough attitude of the institute's ED Dr Mubashar. They also presented to the secretary health some evidences of irregularities and misuse of power committed by Dr Mubashar and gave some examples of beating the hospital staff. Only a senior consultant Dr Khalid Mughal, however, gave statements in favour of the executive director. Before the start of inquiry, doctors and some admin officials had expressed their strong fear that the executive director could take revenge from them for submitting their statements against him. The secretary health, however, assured them that no such incident would happen and he would keep in touch with them in this regard. He asked them to inform him in case the executive director creates trouble for them. Dr Mubashar Attique, however, denied the allegations of the admin officials, doctors and paramedical staff when the secretary health asked him in a separate sitting. He was of the view that he had taken several initiatives in the larger interest of the patients but some doctors wanted to create troubles for him. Meanwhile, talking to this scribe joint secretary Pakistan Medical Association (Center) Dr Haq Nawaz Bharwana and PMA Punjab Secretary General Dr Izhar Ahmad Chaudhry have expressed their satisfaction over the initiative of Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif for holding inquiry against Dr Mubashar Attique. They said the CM was fully aware of the doctors' problems and hoped that he would resolve their problems on priority basis.