SHC issues notice on petition of MDA official

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday put Chief Secretary Sindh, Secretary of Ministry of Local Government Department, and Director General, Malir Development Authority (MDA) on notice in a petition of Director Coordination of MDA seeking reference letter for treatment of his wife.

The petitioner Abdul Jabbar Memon, cited province of Sindh through Chief Secretary Sindh, Secretary of Ministry of Local Government Department, and Director General, Malir Development Authority (MDA) as respondents.

The petitioner submitted that he was appointed as the director coordination (BPS-18) in MDA as per orders of the apex court and with the approval of chief secretary.

He submitted that presently he is working as director coordination of MDA but without the any office and official assignment for the reason best known to respondents.

He submitted that he has been suffering from chronic disease of heart and sugar for 15 years and need the medical facilities and medicine prescribed by the physician. He added that his wife was also suffering from the chronic disease of cancer.

He said that his wife needs urgent medical treatment facilities like Radiation and Chemotherapy as suggested by the doctor. He prayed to court to direct the respondent no.1 and 2 to take departmental action against the director general, MDA for not deliberately issuing of reference letter for treatment of his wife.

He also prayed to court to direct the respondents to provide him office and duties as director coordination of MDA.

Headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar, the division bench issued notice to the respondents along with the advocate general.