Apex Court forms committee to probe Amal Umer’s tragic death

"Should such hospitals be allowed to continue to function that did not even do their basic medical duty?” asks CJP
Published 26 Sep, 2018 04:09pm

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has constituted a special committee to investigate the killing of Amal Umer, a minor girl, and the daughter of Chalay Thay Saath producers, Beenish Waiz and Adil Umer, who was allegedly killed during a cross fire between police and robbers in the Gizri area of Karachi on the eve of Independence Day.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, while heading a three-judge bench in the apex court, took this decision while observing that the 10-year-old had lost her life due to alleged negligence on the part of Karachi police and the administration of the hospital where she was rushed to after the incident.

CJP takes notice of Amal Umer's death!

The committee formed will probe the incident and find out those responsible for the minor’s death. Moreover, the team will also recommend amendments to police training and laws to prevent such incidents in future.

Expressing sheer displeasure over the absence of the hospital’s representative, where Amal was admitted following the incident, CJP asked, “Should such hospitals be allowed to continue to function that did not even do their basic medical duty?”

During the hearing, the victim’s mother, Beenish Umer, narrated the tragic incident of her daughter’s death to the bench recounting the ordeal they had gone through after taking their daughter to a renowned hospital in Karachi.

Adjourning the case till Sep 25, the court has summoned the hospital’s owner on next hearing.