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Looking into Dr Areeba-Basharat Raja issue, says Punjab CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday said that the issue pertaining to Punjab Law Minister Basharat Raja and Dr Areeba Abbasi will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

On Sunday, daughter of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) jailed leader Hanif Abbasi, Dr Areeba Abbasi resigned from her post as a medical officer at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) over “political victimisation”.

She had claimed in her resignation letter that she cannot work due to a toxic environment created by Dr Tariq Niazi, who is an active member of the ruling party.

On Sunday, a telephonic conversation of Basharat Raja threatening Dr Tariq Niazi over the alleged disregard of his orders of the transfer of Dr Areeba Abbasi went viral.

Buzdar, while speaking to media in Lahore, said that “Basharat Raja issue will be dealt with legally. We are looking into it”.

“We do not know anything about the audio leak yet. Things will become clearer after a probe,” he added.

“The government institutions are sticking to their policy of non-interference,” he emphasised.

In reply to a question about the approval of Dr Abbasi’s resignation, the CM said, “Dr Areeba sent her resignation to medical superintendent, not me. The medical superintendent will make a decision regarding that.”

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