CJP takes first suo motu notice over inadequate facilities at hospitals
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed took his first suo motu notice on Friday regarding the shortage of facilities in hospitals.
According to the notice, the step was taken in view of the inadequate measures put in place by the authorities at hospitals to fight coronavirus pandemic.
A five-member large bench of the Supreme Court will conduct the hearing regarding the suo motu notice on April 13 (Monday).
Notices have been issued to the Attorney General of Pakistan, federal health and interior secretaries, advocate generals and chief secretaries of the four provinces, chief commissioner Islamabad and chief secretary Gilgit Baltistan.
It may be mentioned here that this was the first suo motu notice by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed after he took oath as country’s chief judge on December 21, 2019 following the retirement of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.