Doctor who refused to obey Punjab law minister’s order faces suspension
Dr Tariq Masood Khan Niazi, a government doctor of Grade-20 has been replaced by Dr Samina Shaheen, according to the notification.
Dr Niazi was embroiled in controversy last year after a leaked audio call revealed that Raja Basharat had allegedly threatened the Benazir Bhutto Hospital MS over disobeying his orders regarding transferring Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi’s daughter.
In the audio, the minister can be heard ordering Dr Niazi to transfer Areeba Abbasi to the skin department of the hospital. As Dr Tariq Niazi refuses to obey, Basharat can be heard threatening him with dismissal from his post.
Dr Tariq Niazi also confirmed to local media that the minister threatened him on phone.
Dr Areeba Abbasi resigned from her post, alleging that the Benazir Bhutto Hospital MS had been victimising her because of her father’s political affiliations.
In the resignation letter she sent to the Punjab health secretary, Dr Areeba said she joined the hospital in 2017 and since then has served as a casualty medical officer and then in the pathology department. She was then appointed as a medical officer in the dermatology department.
However, the hospital’s medical superintendent Dr Tariq Niazi suddenly transferred her to the emergency department. She said there were no behavioral issues that would have spurred this transfer and she wasn’t given any explanation for the multiple transfers.
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