Zeenat Laboratories owner challenges lab’s closure


The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought replies from the Punjab health secretary and the Lahore district coordination officer (DCO) on a petition filed by Dr Zeenat Hussain challenging the sealing of her medical laboratory.
The doctor, through her counsel Raza Kazim, submitted that on September 19, a policeman along with some government officials sealed her medial laboratory at Lawrence Road on charges of charging more than Rs 90 for the dengue test.
The counsel pleaded that the laboratory was already following the government’s directions of charging Rs 90 for the dengue test. He said that the action by the government was illegal and without lawful authority and had political motives. The petitioner requested to declare the government’s action illegal and return the possession of the laboratory to her. She also requested to restrain the government from taking any illegal action in future.
Justice Khalid Mehmood issued notices to the respondents for Thursday and directed the Punjab additional advocate general to ensure the submission of replies.
Shahbaz’s mother-in-law’s company up for sale: A Lahore banking court on Wednesday fixed October 27 for auction of Poly Pak, a company owned by mother-in-law and two brothers-in-law of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Owners of Poly Pak, including Gulshan Meraj, Muhammad Ayub and Younas had acquired an Rs 50 million loan from Faysal Bank but defaulted on it. The bank had filed a recovery suit in a banking court against Gulshan Meraj, Ayub and Younas.