ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the death of a child maid, employed by brother of a serving Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) minister.
According to news reports aired by a section of the media, the young maid, employed by Shoaib Ghani, brother of K-P Minister for Higher Education Mustaq Ghani, had died mysteriously at a hospital in Abbottabad on January 25.
Taking notice of the issue, the chief justice has directed the K-P Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit a report on the matter within three days.
Earlier today, a fact-finding committee formed to probe the matter had recommended the grave exhumation and post-mortem of the deceased.
Reportedly, health of the deceases deteriorated after eating fruits earlier this week. She later died at a hospital in Abbottabad on Thursday.
K-P IGP Salahuddin Mehsud had launched an inquiry into the incident on Sunday.
The 11-year-old victim, employed along with her elder sister at the minister’s residence, had a hereditary disease which would cause her difficulty in breathing.
Her four-year-old brother also died of the same issue a month ago, while two of her siblings are still suffering from the same disease.
Provincial Minister Mustaq Ghani had offered condolence to the deceased’s family and did not object to a probe into her death. He had accused the political rivals of propaganda and mud-slinging on the issue.
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