LAHORE : The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Thursday got registered cases against persons involved in attacking the raiding teams. 

When officers of the PHC were travelling back in their official vehicle from Gujjar Colony Chandaroy Road after sealing businesses of quacks, unidentified motorcyclists fired shots at them. However, the officials remained unhurt as the driver sped the car.

The second incident took place in Farooqabad, Sheikhupura, when supporters of one quack namely Yasir attacked the PHC team, which was about to close down the quackery outlet.

The police stations of the respective areas had registered FIRs.  Chief Operating Officer PHC Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan said the crackdown on quacks would be continued, and the teams would keep on working in the field.

 Moreover, the PHC has written a letter to the Inspector General Police Punjab for providing security to the field teams.

The PHC sealed another 45 quackery outlets, which included 17 in Lahore, 16 in Kasur and 12 in Sheikhupura. As per the data, 65 quacks had quit quackery out of the visited 184 centres. In Lahore, Al-Noor Clinic, Hashim Fazal Elahi Naqshbandi Clinic, Mian Hadi Jorr, Aslam Clinic, Abdul Wasi Clinic, AH Naseem Clinic, Muhammad Saleem Jarrah, Sohail Clinic, Chishti Sabri Shifa Khana, Nazir Clinic, Bilal Clinic, Javed Iqbal Clinic, Rizwan Clinic, Al-Saudia Clinic, Imran Clinic, Ali Dental Clinic and Awais Clinic were closed down.

 

IQTIDAR GILANI