Supreme Court directs administration to check illegal organ transplant and promote deceased organ donation

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the administrative authorities of the country to immediately comply with the implementation of all its directives which were included in the report aimed for curbing the illegal organ transplantation and promotion of deceased organ donation in the country.

In an order issued by the bench of the apex court comprising the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan who directed that report should be implemented by authorities in letter and spirit. They said the compliance of the report covering the period of first six months should also be submitted w.e.f October 1st.

The report was finalized at the conclusion of a two-day conference-cum-workshop which held earlier at SIUT on the directive of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar.

The conference attended by over two hundred all stakeholders including media, legal and medical professionals and representatives of law enforcing agencies who deliberated various aspects related to the two issues These issues are confronted to the society at large.

The report directed the transplant units, ICU interventionist, coordinators to fulfill their professional obligations. Similarly, the report asked that both electronic and print media should play their due role in creating awareness among the masses as a part of their social responsibility. On the legal front the legal practitioners were asked to take appropriate steps in legislation. The law enforcing agencies were also asked to keep a vigilance on law violators.

The bench of the apex court also appreciated the services and contribution of Prof Adib Rizvi Director SIUT and Mr Munir Malik a prominent lawyer.