ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought detailed report from the federal and the provincial governments pertaining to measures taken to control illegal transplantation of human organs in six weeks time.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case on illegal transplantation of human organs .

Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that this case is related to humanity and the government should take immediate steps to control the illegal activity. The court rejected the request of Al-Syed Kidney

Centre, Rawalpindi to dispose of the case.

Attorney General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf appearing before the bench informed that the federal government has directed the provinces to take immediate steps to control illegal transplantation of human organs . He said there is a dire need of legislation in this connection.

The AGP told that the teams have been constituted at local level to monitor illegal transplantation and the concerned authorities were taking actions against those people involved in this illegal activity. He said the efforts were underway to control the menace.

The counsel of Al-Syed Hospital argued that the Punjab government had submitted report, which stated that teams have been constituted at local level to monitor illegal transplantation. He said the committees’ comprises civil administration and police, therefore the suo motu should be disposed of.

However, Justice Saqib turned down his request and said that the case related to human beings. He said the state should control the illegal

transplantation of human organs and added in the public interest they would not dispose of this case.

The judge appreciated the establishment of committees but said that sometimes the committees don’t perform their duties. He directing the federal and provincial governments to submit reports about the steps

they had taken in this regard and adjourned the hearing for six weeks.