KARACHI: The Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL), University of Karachi, has employed all the international quality standards while carrying out forensic DNA analyses of the submitted samples related to the unfortunate plane crash incident.

The laboratory relates the results of its reports with the tested items only, while sampling, coding, tagging and handing over of bodies to legal heirs is the responsibility of the medico-legal department.

This was stated by the director of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, and COMSTECH’s coordinator general Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary at an executive meeting held at the SFDL on Saturday.

Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed, in charge of the SFDL, and other officials were also present.

He expressed serious concerns over the “false allegations” made concerning some results of DNA tests in a talk show of a private channel.—PPI

He said: “Unfortunately, a malicious media campaign is going on by certain elements to undermine the efforts of the SFDL as the first standard laboratory of the Sindh province.”

Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2020