At least 200 decomposing bodies were discovered on a hospital’s roof in Multan, Pakistan, on Friday.
According to social media, the authorities decided to look into the event after hundreds of human body parts were found on the roof of the mortuary at Nishtar Hospital in Multan, according to Geo News.
Numerous bodies are allegedly decomposing in the room constructed on the roof of the Nishtar Hospital. On the other hand, reports making the rounds on social media claim that hundreds of human body parts have been found on the roof.However, no government official has either confirmed or denied the existence of the various bodies.
According to Tariq Zaman Gujjar, advisor to the chief minister of Punjab, someone informed him of the bodies that were decomposing on the roof of the mortuary at Nishtar Hospital.When a man remarked to me, “If you want to perform a good deed, go the morgue and check it out,” Gujjar said he was on a visit to Nishtar Hospital.He claimed that when he got there, the staff wasn’t prepared to open the mortuary’s doors. Gujjar continued, “I said to this, if you don’t open it right now, I’m going to file a FIR against you.
Someone told the chief minister of Punjab’s advisor, Tariq Zaman Gujjar, about the bodies that were rotting on the mortuary at Nishtar Hospital’s roof.Gujjar stated he was visiting Nishtar Hospital when a man said to me, “If you want to do a nice act, go to the morgue and check it out.”He asserted that the crew wasn’t ready to open the mortuary’s doors when he arrived. “I said to this, if you don’t open it right away, I’m going to file a FIR against you,” Gujjar continued.
“Are these bodies for sale? I questioned the mortuary staff.” As reported by Geo News, Gujjar claimed that when he approached doctors to explain the situation, they informed him that it was not what it appeared to be because these were being used by medical students for instructional purposes.”Two of the bodies on the roof were just just beginning to decompose. They had maggots all over them “Gujjar declared.In his fifty years of existence, he claimed he had never witnessed anything like that.
“The bodies on the roof were being scavenged by vultures and worms. Our count indicated that there were at least 35 dead on the mortuary’s rooftop.” The victims should have had a dignified burial following Namaz-e-Janaza, but instead they were tossed on the roof, according to Gujjar.According to Geo News, Punjab Chief Minister Pervez Elahi noticed the abandoned remains and requested a report from the secretary of Punjab’s specialised healthcare and medical education.
After the bodies were found and videos and photographs were posted online, the Punjab government established a six-person committee to look into the event.Additionally, the vice chancellor of Nishtar Medical University has established a three-person commission to conduct an investigation into the occurrence.According to Geo News, a letter dated October 13, 2022, was also addressed to the hospital’s medical superintendent requesting a thorough investigation report within three days.
On Twitter, the former federal minister Moonis Elahi posted an update on the situation and included the first statement from the chair of the anatomy department at Nishtar Medical University.According to Geo News, the HOD explained that these are the unidentified bodies that the police had turned over to them for post-mortem and “if required” to be utilised for educating MBBS students.
According to a report by Islam Khabar, Pakistan has become a global leader in incidents of enforced disappearances as hundreds of people merely “disappear” there each month, and over 8,000 people have vanished there since 2001.This comes after the non-governmental watchdog, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), voiced alarm over the improper disappearances of citizens. On the “missing” list, there are still around 5,000 Pashtuns and 6,500 Baloch people whose whereabouts are unknown.
According to a report by Islam Khabar, the Islamabad High Court decided in a case involving a disappearance from 2015 that the prime minister must bear full responsibility because the government did a terrible job of protecting its citizens.The study also stated that although Pakistan’s top court ordered the interior ministry to give a full account of everyone kept in custody in October 2017, the number of cases of disappearances continued to rise.
In Pakistan, disappearances by force are a serious and ongoing problem.People from all walks of life began to vanish by the hundreds of thousands. The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIOED) was established to investigate the matter in March 2011.8,696 missing person instances have been registered as of July 2022, according to data just issued by COIOED. According to DW news, 2,219 of these cases are still open while 6,513 of them have been resolved.
In spite of attempts by civil society, the state of Pakistan continues to deploy enforced disappearances with impunity, therefore the problem will never be resolved.The irony is that, despite promises from previous Pakistani administrations to do so, the practise of enforced disappearances continues, according to the Canadian research tank International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS).