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SC directs petitioner to contact relevant forum in hospital waste disposal case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday disposed of a review petition pertaining to hospital waste disposal and directed the petitioner to contact relevant forum to redress his grievance.

The former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo moto action on an application of the disposal of hospital waste and ordered the Federal Investigation Agency for inquiry into a contract awarded to a private company for burning of the disposal of hazardous waste of public hospitals in Lahore and Kasur.

The court was informed that a private company was awarded a contract for disposal and burning of hospital waste and expressed concern over the transparency of the award of the contract and decided to get it investigated.

Raja Asghar – director of a private company – filed the review petition in the Supreme Court. The court had ordered that the government hospitals should establish their own installation plants for burning of hazardous hospital waste.

A citizen also filed an application in the National Accountability Bureau against the petitioner over matter of burning of hospital waste.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the review petition case.

During the course of proceedings, Justice Azmat Saeed inquired about the review petitioner in the case.

The counsel for the petitioner said Raja Asghar was a petitioner in the case and said his client was not heard on the day when the apex court issued its verdict.

He said final orders were also issued after the interim orders.

Justice Azmat Saeed said the court had not issued final order and summoned a report in the case in two weeks.

The counsel said order was issued on January 17.

Pleading the court to hear his arguments, he said the NAB case was a matter of inquiry as inquiry officer was appointed and inquiry was under process.

He said the court had asked the NAB to files a reference against his client.

He said the NAB prepared the report itself instead of visiting the site with experts.

He asked the court to issue directions to the NAB to act according to the law.

Justice Azmat Saeed responded that it was mentioned in the order that NAB will act according to the law.

The court directed the petitioner to approach relevant forum and disposed of the case.