The Supreme Court broke down the Punjab Healthcare Commission board on Saturday and requested the arrangement of another board.
Amid a meeting at its Lahore Registry on Saturday, a two-judge seat headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar requested that another board be shaped with individuals from great notoriety.
Equity Ijaz ul Ahsan said the foundation is a controller yet rather there are legislative issues forthcoming. Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid educated the court that the board had been shaped on the requests of the Supreme Court.
As the consultation went underway, the main equity swung to Dr. Rashid and commented, “I had high hopes from you. What kind of people have you included in the board?”
The provincial health minister responded, “The board was formed as per the directives of the Supreme Court and members were named according to the set procedure. The chief minister accorded approval for the appointments.”
Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed, “The institution is a regulator but politics is taking place over there.” The bench further remarked, “The board should be unbiased and independent.”
“Where is Hussain Naqvi because of whom retired Justice Amir Raza A Khan was forced to resign?” the top judge asked.
Naqvi responded to Justice Nisar’s call-out, at which the judge asked him to introduce himself.
“I have been the union secretary of Islamia College,” Naqvi said. “So leave the board and run the union,” the judge countered.
“Why should I leave? I have been elected,” Naqvi replied back.
The chief justice informed Naqvi that the board now stands dissolved, and also expressed his displeasure at him raising his voice in court.
“How dare you raise your voice in court,” he fumed. “We will give you a contempt-of-court notice.”
“I am 20 years your senior,” Naqi pleaded. “Hear me out!”
At this, the chief justice said: “You are an impudent man, ask the court for forgiveness. Take Hussain Naqvi out of my court.”
Naqvi tendered his apology to the court.