IHC admits Pims employees' petition against MTI law.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued notices to the Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan as well as other respondents in a petition filed by paramedical staff, nurses and doctors of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) against Presidential Ordinance on Medical Teaching Institute (MTI).

Dozens of paramedics, nurses and doctors of Pims are currently on protest against the promulgation of the ordinance which they claim would deprive them of their perks and privileges of being civil servant.

IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani also issued notices to Secretary Ministry of National Health, Establishment Division and Chairman Medical Teaching Institute (MTI).

Court issues notices to attorney general, health secretary, Establishment Division and MTI chairman

The petitioners' counsel Mudassar Khalid Abbasi argued before the court that Pims was established in 1986 and it was being governed by the federal government until 2013.

The then government in 2013 established Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University in 2013 and the hospital was given under the command of vice chancellor through an Act of Parliament.

He said the government had issued ordinance to pave the way for privatisation of Pims which would change the structure of the hospital.

The counsel said that the medical staff was on frontline in the war against Covid-19 and such legislation...

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