LAHORE  - The Supreme Court has ordered displaying two reports on government hospitals in Lahore at the website of the Punjab Health Department.

In an interim order, released here on Monday, the court ordered that all concerned may extend suggestions, objections within 15 days to the Committee Chairman, Secretary Health Punjab, who had prepared a separate report after considering a report from a committee, headed by Dr Masood Sadiq. The health secretary will prepare a brief of the suggestions for perusal of the court, says the order.

The report on the condition of government hospitals of Lahore had been submitted by a committee of the medical superintendents (MS) of the government hospitals in Lahore, and headed by Dr Masood Sadiq.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Supreme Court Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan had passed the orders on a suo motu notice on the condition of government hospitals of Lahore.

Ashiyana housing scam:

The Lahore High Court issued notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition moved by LDA chief engineer Israr Saeed and Arif Majeed Butt of Punjab Land Development Company in Ashiyana Housing scam.

During the proceedings, NAB counsel submitted reply in the plea of Israr Saeed but pleaded the court to submit reply about Arif Majeed.

The bench comprising  Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan and Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi recorded his reply and gave him time to submit reply on the next hearing set for May 07.

The suspects contended through their counsel that they were dragged in the case only for complying with the official direction of Mr Cheema, being director general of the LDA.

They said an accountability court sent them to jail on judicial remand after the NAB did not object on their release. The petitioners asked the court to grant them bail as they were no more required by the bureau.

Plea against Sana dismissed

The Lahore High Court dismissed for not being maintainable an intra court appeal moved by Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) seeking disqualification of Punjab Law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.

A division bench, led by Justice Ayesha A. Malik, passed the order and maintained decision of the single bench.

Nasir Sherazi, general secretary of MWM, had filed the appeal against the decision of the single bench wherein his petition was dismissal on the same ground.

 The appellant had said that  Sanaullah used derogatory remarks about a judge of the Lahore High Court who also conducted judicial inquiry into 2014 Model Town incident. He submitted the office of the minister did not permit him to commit contempt of the court.

 The petitioner prayed to the court to invoke provisions of Article 62 & 63 of the Constitution and declare the respondent minister disqualified to hold a public office.