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PMA condemns JPMC Doctor’s Murder

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A high level emergent meeting of the leadership of PMA Centre and PMA Karachi was held on 14th May 2014 at PMA House Karachi. This meeting strongly condemned the brutal murder of Dr. Manzoor Memon of Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi. It also condemned the recent killings of Dr. Farooq Rajpar in Nawabshah and Dr. Faisal Manzoor in Hassanabdal.

The meeting was presided by Dr. Aziz Ahmed Lehri – President Elect, PMA Centre and attended by Dr. S.Tipu Sultan, Dr. Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr. SM Qaisar Sajjad, Dr. M. Idrees Adhi, Dr. Qazi M. Wasiq, Dr. Aziz Khan Tank, Dr. Naseer Ahmed Baloch, Dr. Ghafoor Shoro, Dr. Ahmed Bhimani, Dr. Serajudaulla, Dr. Shaukat Malik, Dr. Khalil Mukkadam and others.

Killing of three doctors in the last few days has shocked the medical fraternity of the country, who is already having feelings of insecurity. Doctors are being killed, kidnapped and Harassed by Bhatta Mafia, especially in the Province of Sindh and Balochistan. Doctors are also being killed on sectarian basis in the country. This situation is persisting since a long time and created a sense of fear and unrest among the doctors fraternity.

It seems that the government is not interested to provide security to the doctors. PMA fears a mass migration of medical professionals for the safety of their life. PMA has demanded from the government to provide security to all doctors, otherwise a countrywide protest may be initiated which will result in increasing the sufferings of poor patients, which PMA as a patient friendly organization does not approve.

PMA demands from the Federal Interior Minister, Chief Minister of the Provinces, Chief Secretaries, Police Highups and all other state Institutions which are responsible to maintain the Law and Order, to take an urgent notice.  PMA also demands a fair compensation to the families of the victims of this brutality. The Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan was also requested to take Suo-moto action in this regard.

May 16, 2014

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