LAHORE - A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court Saturday challenging appointment of Prof. Dr. Faisal Masood as director general of Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) of Punjab for being made in a non-transparent manner.

Orthopedic surgeon Prof Dr Amir Aziz filed the petition submitting that the government did not advertise the post of Director General/ Administrator of HOTA. He alleged that the respondent himself advertised the post when he had additional charge of HOTA DG being vice chancellor of King Edward Medical University. The petitioner said that the terms and conditions including eligibility criteria was finalized and advertised by Dr. Masood himself which was the responsibility of the government. He said Dr. Faisal Masood was ineligible to apply for the post even in the light of terms and conditions advertised by himself, contending that no one could be judged in his own cause. He stated that he could not apply for the post because he himself set the terms and conditions and thus have the conflict of interests.

He said the services of the respondent, a retired government servant, were not indispensable, and if the post was advertised by the competent authority there would have been numerous eligible candidates for the post. He asked the court to set aside the appointment of Dr Masood as director general of HOTA illegal and order the government to appoint a qualified person against the post in a transparent manner.

 petition has been fixed before Justice Chaudhry Iqbal for hearing on Monday (tomorrow).

Ends/ Aug 11-2018- FIDA