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Bilawal Bhutto holds meeting with doctors

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that the people of Pakistan could not pardon Imran Khan for negligence during a pandemic. Imran Khan should be ashamed that he did not hold a meeting with doctors and ask for their recommendations even once.

Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, held a meeting with the members of the Young Doctors’ Association from all over the country who briefed him about the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. Doctors from Punjab, Sindh, KP, Balochistan, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan attended this meeting. Doctors from Larkana attended the meeting on special invitation.

The doctors who attended the meeting included President, Peoples Doctors Forum Pakistan, Dr Karim Khawaja, Dr Khizar, and Dr Mazhar from Punjab, Dr Umar Sultan, Mehboob Imrani, and Dr Arsalan Mehmood from Sindh, Dr Rizwan Kundi, Dr Asfandyar Bhutani, and Dr Aftab Marwat from KP, Dr Yasir Achakzai, Dr Hanif Looni, and Dr Rahim from Balochistan, Dr Aijaz Ayub, Dr Bahadur Shah, and Dr Mehboob ul Haq from Gilgit Baltistan, and Dr Waqar Ashraf Butt from AJK and Dr Irshad Abro from Larkana.

Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, President PPP, Punjab, Qamar Zaman Kaira, General Secretary, PPP Punjab, Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, Syed Hasan Murtaza, Sohail Anwar Sial, Chaudhry Latif Akbar, and Jamil Soomro were also present on occasion.

These doctors from all over the country briefed Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about the health sector in their respective provinces and areas. Chairman Bilawal condemned the arrest of doctors demanding safety kits. He said that arresting doctors is a shameful act.

Chairman PPP instructed Chaudhary Latif Akbar to help the arrested doctors morally and not go home until they are released. He said our doctors save the lives of the people and ensure their health by putting their own health and lives in danger.

The young doctors thanked the Sindh government for providing risk allowance to the doctors and demanded risk allowance for doctors all over the country. Chairman Bilawal said that soon, the Sindh government would legislate for the security of doctors. He also demanded to restore the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University so that research can be started there.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that doctors are our first line soldiers. He assured doctors his support for their demands and said that he would continue to raise his voice regarding the matter.

-MN Report

July 7, 2020

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