SHC dismisses plea for making details of COVID-19 patients public


KARACHI: A bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday expressed anger at a petitioner seeking to make the names of people affected by the coronavirus public. Headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar the division bench dismissed the petitioner’s request to disclose details of Covid-19 patients. “The government is not disclosing the names of the affected persons and you want to make their names public,” Justice Mazhar remarked. The petitioner then requested the bench to ask the government for details of medicines provided to the patients. Adjourning the case, the bench instructed the petitioner to expunge the plea for provision of details of the patient.