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Muzaffargarh rocked by sex scandal

September 22, 2006

MULTAN, Sept 21: An inquiry officer of the heath department has recommended action against a Muzaffargarh doctor involved in `raping’ women and making their movies for blackmailing them further.

The doctor, working as Jagatpur (Khangarh) health centre’s medical officer, allegedly used his official residence to commit the crime.

After the presence of some obscene CDs into the market, EDO (health) Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmed, on the orders of health secretary Javed Malik, asked Dr Abdul Waheed to hold an inquiry.

The inquiry officer, after a `thorough’ probe, found that the doctor had raped five women, three of them staffers.

A lady health worker of the health center, featuring in one of the movies, owned the originality of scenes before the inquiry officer. However, she said that she was entirely unaware that the doctor was making her movie. Being a married woman, she refused to give any written statement to the inquiry officer.

In her written statement to the inquiry officer, the former wife of the doctor alleged that her husband thrashed her when she once caught him red-handed with a lady health worker.

She further claimed that an FIR had also been lodged against her former husband when he was caught red-handed with another woman in Nishter Medical College.

Meanwhile, 16-member female staff of the health centre informed the inquiry officer in writing that they could not continue their jobs in the presence of the accused doctor.

Recommending immediate termination of the doctor to the health secretary, the inquiry officer also requested the Muzaffargarh DPO to get registered a case against the doctor.

Denying all allegations leveled against him in the inquiry report, the doctor claimed that somebody else resembling him was the man raping the women in the movie. “The person in the movie is rather wearing a mask having resemblance with me”.

The accused claimed that his former in-laws had cooked up the story just to settle old score.

He said that the EDO (health) had a squabble with him when he asked him to change the inquiry officer. Later, the EDO (health) marketed the movie.

Talking to Dawn, EDO (health) Mushtaq Ahmed said that he had appointed Dr Waheed as an inquiry officer on the complaint of the former father-in-law of the doctor. Although the inquiry officer had submitted his report, he could not go through it, he said.

However, he said that if the doctor was found guilty in the report, he would ask his superiors to take action against the doctor.

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