ISLAMABAD: IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani recently
issued a notice to National Health Services (NHS) Secretary Malik Allah Bakhsh
on a petition filed by the registrar and other Pakistan Medical and Dental
Council (PMDC) staff for not implementing a court order reinstating council
On Feb 11, Justice Kayani revived the dissolved PMDC by
setting aside a presidential ordinance that replaced it with the Pakistan
PMDC registrar Hafizuddin Siddiqui filed a contempt
petition before the court since the reinstated employees were not allowed into
the PMDC building.
The court also summoned district administration officials
and asked why they had sealed the building. The additional deputy commissioner
responded that the building was not sealed.
Earlier, the NHS ministry issued directions to seal the
PMDC offices, because of which reinstated staff who approved the building were
not allowed in. The court expressed displeasure with this notification and,
after issuing the notice to the NHS secretary, adjourned until further
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