CHITRAL: The PTI activists are divided over the posting of Dr Iftikharuddin as the district health officer of Chitral.
Dr Iftikharuddin was suspended as the medical superintendant of DHQ hospital last year after a video of the unloading of garbage and solid waste by a hospital ambulance went viral on social media.
The government posted him as the Chitral DHO on Friday replacing Dr Israrullah, who was made the head of the Drosh civil hospital.
A PTI source claimed that a splinter group had demanded the transfer of DHO Dr Israrullah for ignoring them during the filling of lower grade posts and transfers and postings in the last PTI government.
He said Dr Israrullah was removed many times in the past but the PTI group supporting him got the removal reversed.
Meanwhile, a PTI group on Saturday warned the authorities against withdrawing order for Dr Israrullah’s removal.
District president of Insaf Youth Wing Ziaur Rehman and other leaders told a news conference here on Saturday that Dr Israr was to blame for the deterioration of health services in the district during the last four years of his posting as the DHO.
When contacted, PTI district president Abdul Latif and MPA Wazirzada Kalash claimed that they had nothing to do with the transfer and posting of government officers.
Published in Dawn, October 7th, 2018