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Court has right to interfere in exploitation of fundamental rights: CJP

Quetta: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked that the court has right to interfere in the matter of exploitation of fundamental rights under article 184 and 199 of the constitution.
The CJP gave these remarks while presiding over a 3-member bench of Supreme Court (SC) during the course of hearing of suo motu notice pertaining to health, education and water shortage situation in Balochistan.
The court has summoned former chief ministers of Balochistan Nawab Sana Ullah Zehri today.
Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan Mir Abdul Qudus Bezanjo also appeared before the court.
CJP inquired from CM Balochistan is there any policy in respect of health, education and water shortage existing.
CM Balochistan told the court we are focusing on the provision of basic amenities.
Chief secretary, health secretary, and other officials also appeared in the court.
The CJP remarked during the course of hearing of the case “ unfortunately our medical colleges are not of good standard. Rs 2 million to Rs 2.5 million are collected from the students in private medical colleges. We are also seeing if this is not a business therein. It is our endeavor that money is returned to 20 million children.
The CJP ordered for refunding over fee amounting to Rs 856000
During the course of hearing of government hospitals plight case CJP inquired from chief secretary what is plight of government hospitals. We have given SOP in this regard. I will want to visit some hospitals. Balochistan is of paramount importance for us.
Health secretary told the court no one is treating the patients.
Health secretary told that 21 percent is non development budget and only 6 percent is spent on development. There is no private hospital in Balochistan. One college is functioning under military medical board.
On secretary health briefing CJP remarked the provinces have to generate resources after 18th amendment. You are looking towards federation.
CJP observed “ call those chief ministers who remained at the helm of affairs during four years. What they did for the people of Balochistan. They should come here and tell us.
The court has summoned former chief ministers of Balochistan including Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Nawab Sana Ullah Zehri today.

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