Chughtai Lab clarifies its position on 'tampered' report of Nawaz Sharif

02:43 PM | 24 Mar, 2019
Chughtai Lab clarifies its position on 'tampered' report of Nawaz Sharif
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LAHORE – A leading diagnostic laboratory has lodged a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over an attempt to target former premier Nawaz Sharif through "mockery by using insulting remarks in an amendment to his medical reports".

In a series of tweets Saturday night, the Chughtai Lab posted a statement to clarify its position on Sharif’s forged medical reports.

The lab mentioned using a patient's information, online reports can be accessed, whereas patient address and other profile information can also be changed. It said further that “online profile of one of its patients was tampered and modified without permission:

The Lab clarified further that: “All of our patients are respectable to us, and we are not affiliated with any political party. We have blocked online access to the patient's lab reports to prevent any further tampering with the patient's online profile.” It further stated that “The patient's online lab record has been restored to original condition and shall be shared with the family with a different patient ID number so that privacy of the data can be maintained.”

The lab informed that the incident has been reported to the FIA’s cyber crime wing to identify the person involved in tempering the medical report.

The Chughtai Lab tweeted that “Twitter user @endlessquest92 has admitted online to this act."

The lab administration has also issued a press release to make it clear that they are not associated with any political party, adding that the administration is taking further steps to strengthen the security of online reports in order to avoid such incidents in future.

On Saturday, an image of a Lahore Chughtai Lab test report, having patient identity number 13001-19-104183295 and name M Nawaz was circulating on social media, particularly on Twitter, having replaced the residential address on the report with a phrase saying, "Please return Pakistan's looted money and freely live anywhere. Regards @endlessquest92."