PESHAWAR: A Pakistani woman doctor is under investigation for her alleged involvement in poisoning school students in Takhar province of Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.
The Takhar media in-charge, Mustafa Rasuli told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that some suspects had been arrested in connection with the case. He said the detained suspects also included a Pakistani woman doctor identified as Gulnaz and belonging to Punjab province.
“Yes, the authorities concerned are grilling Gulnaz but there is no proof of her involvement in the matter thus far,” he added.
Rasuli said Gulnaz was working at a health clinic in Rustaq district in Takhar province. However, he added she did not have the required medical certificates.
He said Gulnaz also didn’t have the documents required for a foreign doctor to work in Afghanistan.
Dozens of schoolgirls mysteriously fell unconscious in Takhar province over the past three weeks.
Officials said they had arrested 11 suspects, including the Pakistani lady doctor, on charges of involvement in poisoning the students.