KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday ordered inclusion of Aga Khan University Hospital’s four senior medical officers in the medical board constituted by Sindh government for conducting medical examination of Fahad Aziz, a worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) who was allegedly tortured by police.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by MQM against alleged extrajudicial killings and torture of its workers by law enforcement agencies.
Advocate General Sindh Abdul Fatah Malik placed on record the notification of Sindh government regarding constitution of eight-member medical board to examine state of health of MQM activist Fahad Aziz.
Dr Faroogh Naseem while expressing reservation over the formation of medical board requested the bench to replace junior medical officers amongst the team by some senior doctors including surgeons and physicians belonging to private hospital so that they can examine the victim in a manner that no relevant aspect of state of health of victim and injuries caused to him remain unattended.
The court asked chairman of Aga Khan University Hospital to nominate four senior medical officers including surgeons and physicians to join the medial board. It directed provincial health secretary to issue fresh notification regarding constitution of board after he receives nominations from Aha Khan University Hospital.
The party through its leader Dr Farooq Sattar, MQM worker Fahad Aziz and his father jointly filed a petition, submitting MQM and its workers were being targeted, adding that in the past, about eight persons in Karachi had been killed extra-judicially, while about 45 persons were still missing.
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