Senate wants probe into human organs trade issue

Islamabad—Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control Tuesday directed ministry of Interior to conduct inquiry into the matter of selling human organs of Pakistani citizens in India. The meeting of the committee held here at Parliament House which was chaired by Senator Rehman Malik.
The meeting was attended by Senator Shahi Sayed, Senator Tahir Mashhadi, Senator Shibli Faraz, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif, Senator Salim Mandiwala, Secretary Interior, Secretary National Health Services and Additional Secretary CADD and other senior officials.
The committee taking notice of news report regarding the selling of human organs of Pakistani citizens in India, asked concerned departments of the ministry to present report before the committee.
The committee also discussed issue of Islamabad Traffic Police patrolling without helmet. SSP ITP informed the committee that under safe city project, the matter was under consideration. He said it would further improve the performance of ITP.
The committee decided to invite the secretaries of all four provinces including secretary Law and CADD in the next meeting to discuss the Bill titled “The Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, 2016, referred by the House on February 29 to the Standing committee on interior and narcotics.—APP

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