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SC ISSUES NOTICE TO DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IN A HUMAN RIGHTS CASE

Dated: 25-February-2014

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani took notice on a press report published today in a section of media regarding the supply of cancer-diagnostic injections allegedly contaminated with undesirable radio-nuclide by Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (Pinstech) that could cause cancer instead of diagnosing it

A radioactive tracer that is used in twenty million medical diagnostic procedure per year, at least 31 radio-pharmaceutical are based on such radioactive tracer (Technetium-99m) are used imaging and studing organ such as the brain, heart, muscle, thyroid, lungs, liver, gallbladder and kidneys, as well as the skeleton and blood for the investigation of tumors. A number of such batches of tracer supply to various Cancer hospital were contaminated with undesirable radio nuclides causing injurious radio activity are also replaced Calcium in the bones. That it has mainly because the technical parameters set by the researchers working on the plan for 25-30 years were changed by those who were not even part of D-3 project. The results were allegedly tempered to please the high ups. A number of Mo99—Tc99 batches supplied to various cancer hospitals were contaminated with undesirable radio nuclides.

Taking notice of the above matter the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani passed the following order:-
“Notice be issued to Deputy Attorney General at Karachi to appear before the Court on 26.02.2014 at 11.30a.m. after seeking instructions”.
 
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