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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday summoned the chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZH) in a petition, seeking implementation of a Supreme Court’s order regarding regularisation of work-charge employees.

Justice Shujaat Ali Khan directed the counsel of the hospital to ask the chairman to bring his sleeping suit and other belongings with him.

The judge also directed a provincial law officer to ensure the presence of the Old Anarkali station house officer in the court on Thursday.

Earlier, representing the employees/petitioners, Advocate Hafiz Tariq Nasim argued that the Supreme Court, through its order on June 2, 2018 passed in a human rights case, ordered the respondents to regularise the services of the employees working on daily wages within two months.

He said the hospital’s chairman and other authorities were present before the apex court when the order was passed.

The counsel said the respondents had not complied with the SC order apparently on the pretext that the orders issued in human rights cases were not binding.

He argued that it has been settled that there was no difference between the Supreme Court’s orders in petitions and human rights cases.

The lawyer asked the court to ensure implementation of the apex court. The counsel for the hospital failed to satisfy the court on the non-implementation of the SC order.

The judge adjourned the hearing for Thursday (today) and summoned the hospital’s chairman and other respondents in person.

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