CJP visits SIUT, announces to donate his organs

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday visited Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) and met founder and director of SIUT Prof. Adib Rizvi.

Welcoming the worthy guest, Dr. Rizvi apprised the CJ about the concept, evolution and services of SIUT and particularly highlighted the philosophy being implemented by SIUT since its inception which is “Every human being has a birth right to access free education & health care with dignity”.

Dr. Rizvi also pointed out to the honorable guest about the pathetic and deplorable business of illegal selling/buying of organs which is growing at an alarming rate. He said that it was laudable that the APEX court had taken notice of this grave matter and appreciated the efforts being done by it.

The CJP while speaking on the occasion highly complimented the tremendous services being provided by SIUT for the population at large, absolutely free of cost and without any discrimination. He further added that he was already an avid admirer of SIUT and Prof. Adib Rizvi prior to his visit to the institute.

Justice Nisar lamented and deplored the malicious and notorious crime of organ trading in the country. In a very noble and humane gesture to support and encourage deceased organ donation in Pakistan, the CJP voluntarily announced altruistic donation of all his organs posthumously and also extended his maximum and whole hearted support in this life saving cause. Later Prof. Adib Rizvi along with his team members, showed the CJP SIUT’s facilities and services.