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A contempt of court notice has been issued to Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid by the apex court of the country on Tuesday.

Health Minister has been directed to submit her reply on December 27. The Punjab chief secretary as well as the health and additional health secretaries have also been issued contempt of court notices.

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan had earlier dissolved the board of governors of the Punjab Healthcare Commission and ordered that before the new board is formed, the court would approve the members.

However, the top court of Pakistan was informed that a notification had been issued for the formation of a new board without its approval.

The court ordered the dissolution of the board and said summoned a reply from Dr Rashid.