Rawalpindi - The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench, while disposing of the petition of Adiala jail Jail’s medical officer who challenged his transfer by superintendent over highlighting corruption, has directed chief secretary Punjab to probe the matter and solve it on merit within 20 days.

However, the prosecution vowed to challenge the LHC Rawalpindi Bench verdict in Supreme Court of Pakistan under Article 184 of Constitution of Pakistan within two days.

According to details, LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Masud Abid Naqvi heard the petition filed by Adiala jail former MO Dr Arif Manzoor through his lawyer Raja Muhammad Farooq, Advocate SCP, making government of Punjab as respondent through CSP, IG Prisons, Special Secretary Home Department, Judge of Family Court, Additional IG Prisons Rawalpindi Region, Superintendent Adiala jail and EDOs Health of Rawalpindi and Khushab.  

Raja Farooq, the lawyer, argued before the court that his client was victimized by jail and government high ups on account of highlighting vast corruption in the jail. He said that the jail superintendent instead of ending corruption had transferred MO Dr Khalid Manzoor, which was injustice. The court, after completion of arguments, disposed off the petition by directing chief secretary Punjab to hold inquiry into the matter and solve it purely on merit within 20 days.

Raja Farooq, the prosecutor, while talking to The Nation, pledged that he would challenge the LHC Rawalpindi Bench’s verdict in SC under Article 184 of Constitution in two days. He said that the LHC did hear the petition as he was expecting since it was independently in the larger interest of public as well as his client.