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The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule asking as to why it shall not pass order to make compulsory the blood test to determine presence of thalassemia and drugs before marriage and joining jobs.
A High Court division bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule, after hearing a plea submitted in this regard, reports BSS.
The court asked Cabinet Secretary, Law Secretary, Health Secretary, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services, Director General of Department of Narcotics Control and Inspector General of Police to reply the rule within four weeks.
The court also asked why it shall not make compulsory to submit medical certificate before marriage.
Supreme Court lawyer advocate Syeda Shahin Ara Laili filed the writ on July 5, pleading court’s direction to make compulsory blood test to determine presence of thalassemia, drugs in the blood of men and women before marriage or joining any job.