RAWALPINDI"Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Friday issued notices to the Federal Health Secretary and Manager Extended Programme of Immunisation National Institute of Health (NIH)directing them to submit their reply regarding the purchase of some vaccines despite restraining orders of the court. The court directed the federal secretary and the manager to submit their reply in the court on February 27 about purchasing different kinds of vaccines from UNICEF against Rs540 million despite a stay by the court. Talking to The Nation, the petitioner Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Rawalpindi Islamabad chapter Dr Muhammad Arshad Rana's lawyer Mirza Waqas Rauf informed that the court on Wednesday issued a restraining order about any deal purchasing vaccines without floating tenders in violation of relevant rules but the NIH had proceeded with the deal. The court also sought the government's policy about acquiring vaccines for immunization with in three weeks. The PMA had filed a writ petition with the court and made the ministry and the manager NIH Programme of extended immunization as respondents. The petitioner maintained that the ministry had not been floating proper tenders to purchase various kinds of vaccines such as for rabbis and polio. The government had been violating procurement rules of 2004. The petitioner has further maintained that it was in 2006 that the ministry submitted an undertaking in the court that the procurement rules would be followed in all future procurements of the vaccines but in 2008 they had again violated the relevant rules while purchasing vaccines from UNICEF. Meanwhile, Justice Mazhar Hussain Minhas of the LHC directed Ministry of Defence and Chaklala Cantonment Board to submit a detailed report in the court within three weeks about whether or not the alternate housing units were being raised for the government employees dispossessed from Gracy Lines flats.