LAHORE - A constitutional petition has been moved in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking disqualification of Dr Tahir Ali Javed, head of forward bloc in Punjab Assembly, on account of his admitted unprofessional conduct, corruption, lie and professional misconduct. The petition was moved by Zaheer Ahmad Naz and three other voters of the PP- 133 Narowal from where Tahir won general election of 2008. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar after hearing preliminary arguments issued notices to Dr Tahir also a former health minister and chief election commission. The petitioners through their counsel Bilal Minto pointed out that Dr Tahir is a person whose three medical licenses have been revoked and cancelled in the US. Therefore, such a person who is not allowed to practice medicine and surgery in the US on the grounds of professional misconduct and gross negligence cannot be allowed to hold the public office of an MPA in terms of article 62 & 63 of the Constitution. He has also been held to be a threat to life, health and welfare of the people at large and as a doctor harmful and dangerous for the health of the patients during his tenure as medical practitioner in the US between 1998 to 2002. The decisions convicting Tahir from the State of Nebraska, New York and South Carolina were taken in September 2003, March 2004 and February 2006 respectively. Dr Tahir was issued license to practice medicine and surgery by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as cancer specialist. He practiced in Nebraska as a sole practitioner under the name of 'Fremont Cancer Centre from 1998 to 2002. After receiving complaints from patients an investigation into the professional conduct of Dr Tahir was conducted and eventually a petition for disciplinary action against him was filed by the Attorney General before the Department of Health and Human Services in 2003. It was alleged that Dr Tahir took single-use disposable syringes and drawing blood from patients, re-using the syringes to obtain saline from a source common to all patients, and then re-using the same syringes to flush the IVADs with the saline, re-injection of patients discarded blood into same patients. It is important to highlight that special standard of care is required while treating cancer patients, who have low immunity. Dr Tahir clearly admitted that he violated the regulations defining 'unprofessional conduct, as defined by the Board of Medicine and Surgery. Resultantly, Nebraska revoked his license. South Carolina State also revoked his license and its Board of Medical Examiners in the final order in 2006 stated that Tahir had admitted that he allowed his staff to reuse disposable syringes thereby exposing patients to cross contamination. It was noticed that as a result of the cross contamination, 99 patients were infected with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The Board also pointed out that at the time of the Nebraska Agreement at least one patient had died from HCV. Similarly New York State Education Department revoked his license and after initiation of the proceedings he signed a 'surrender order before the New York State Board in 2004 stating that he agrees not to contest factual allegations, he continued. Orders passed by the Court of law and different authorities to revoke his license to practice medicine etc proved beyond any iota of doubt, that he is guilty of gross negligence, professional misconduct and moral unfitness, Minto argued. He has blatantly violated this public trust and confidence by misrepresenting to the public by telling lie to them his professional misconduct and gross negligence in the US. The next date of hearing would be fixed by LHCs registrars office.