The Newspaper's Staff Reporter.


LAHORE -- Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Tuesday took notice of a 'threatening' phone call by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MPA Sumsam Bokhari to doctors and sought a report from the Punjab health secretary.

The chief justice was hearing a petition seeking burial of Covid-19 patients in separate graveyards when he referred to a leaked phone call of Mr Bokhari wherein he threatened senior doctors with dire consequences for not entertaining his demand.

Chief Justice Khan observed that the parliamentarian, in a midnight call, hurled threats at doctors and pressurised the entire health department.

'Is there a different law for rulers and commoners?' he wondered.

The CJ directed the secretary for primary healthcare to submit a report on the matter and apprise whether body of a Covid-19 patient was handed over to the deceased's family after the threatening call made by MPA Bokhari to doctors of Depalpur.

Chief Justice Khan also adjourned for next week hearing of the petition by...

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