CJP Directs To Place PIC Member Afzal Bhatti Name On ECL

Lahore, (Pakistan Point News - 22nd Apr, 2018) : Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Sunday directed to place name of Overseas Commissioner Punjab and member board of Punjab Institute of Cardiology Afzal Bhatti on Exit Control List and ordered DG NAB Lahore Saleem Shehzad to probe into the case. The chief justice had taken a suo moto over irregularities in Punjab Institute of Cardiology and a two member divisional bench headed by Chief justice along with Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the proceedings into the case today.

Punjab Minister for Health Khwaja Salman Rafique, PIC Head Nadeem Hayat and others also appeared before the court. The chief justice asked as to how a dual national {Afzal Bhatti} is appointed as overseas commissioner and PIC Board member. The chief justice was also informed that he was receiving an amount of Rs 0.5 million monthly. To this, Saqib Nisar remarked that how could he receive such a high salary when a chief secretary, who is at the top of the bureaucracy in a province, is receiving Rs 180,000. "We cannot neglect the recruitments on favoritism," he said adding that matter would be sent to the NAB to further probe the issue. The chief justice summoned the NAB Lahore Chief to probe the matter and ordered to place name of Afzal Bhatti on ECL. The court summoned all concerned in the case on April 28.