Supreme Court summons former Balochistan CMs over mismanagement of education, health sectors

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Quetta (Web Desk) : The Supreme Court of Pakistan summoned the former Chief Ministers of Balochistan, Sardar Abdul Malik Baloch and Sana Ullah Zehri on Tuesday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar inquired about health facilities from incumbent Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qudus Bizenjo that what has been done for the province in last four years of governance by different chief ministers during their tenures.

The top judge while arguing with ministers remarked of deteriorating conditions of hospitals in Quetta that health and education were fundamental rights of people but people of the province were deprived of these rights.

While commenting on province’s young doctors strikes, CJP uttered his apprehensions that despite of the orders why young doctors have not resumed their duties and are still on strike.

Chief Minister Balochistan while pleading his case replied that the government was now handling, trying to improve the situation.

“There is no private hospital in Balochistan, only one medical college,” the provincial health secretary added.

He further added, “The government is set to inaugurate three medical colleges soon.”

“Some private medical colleges charge a fee of over Rs2 million and we’re aiming to return the amount to 20 million students,” said Justice Saqib Nisar.

He further ordered private medical colleges to repay students the fee that is more than Rs856,000.

 

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