Minister for consolidation of Holdings, Punjab, Syed Samsam Shah Bukhari (Sumsam Bukhari) came into headlines after his alleged audio call to deputy district health officer (DDHO) of Renala Khurd, doctor Ihsan Ilahi, leaked on social media.
Leaked Audio call of Samsam Bukhari shows the minister putting pressure on Dr Ihsan Ilahi in order to get dead body of his relative.
The Hospital was holding the dead body in the suspicion of Coronavirus-death as it is SOP in Pakistani hospitals to not hand over the corpses of those who die due to coronavirus, in order to prevent the spread of virus.
Leaked Audio call further reveals that Sumsam Bukhari is threatening the doctor of transfer if he doesn’t obey his demand of handing over the dead body.
Syed Samsam Ali Shah Bukhari (Urdu: سید صمصام علی شاہ بخاری) (born 20 April 1965) is a Pakistani politician and a former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from NA-145 (Okara-III) for the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians. He is from the village of Karmanwala, Okara District and resides in Lahore, Punjab. He became a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in October 2018. He has been Provincial Minister of Punjab for Information and Culture from 6 March 2019 to 19 July 2019 after resignation of Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan.
Currently, Syed Sumsam Bukhari is holding the seat as Minister for Consolidation of Holdings, Punjab.