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PMA demands arrest of doctors’ killers

PMA Demands arrest of doctors killers

KARACHI: An emergency meeting of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA C & K), at PMA House Karachi on 13th August 2014, with Prof. S.Tipu Sultan in the chair and attended by   Dr. S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, Dr. Serajuddaula Syed, Dr. M. Idrees Adhi, Dr. Naseer Baloch, Dr. Shoaib Sobani, Dr. Qazi Wasiq, Dr. Hamid Manzoor, Dr. Khalil Mukkadam, Dr. Usman Ghani, Dr. Najam Feroz Mehmoodi, Dr. Shaukat Malik, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Shoro and many other PMA senior members strongly condemned the brutal murder of Dr. Amir Mehdi, 56, at his Rifah-i-Aam clinic in Landhi-2 when 2 gunmen shot at him dead on sectarian basis.

The menace of sectarian violence in our society is increasing day by day. Up-till now, so many innocent doctors have fallen prey to this barbarism. It seems that the government is totally unmoved and unwilling to fulfill its responsibility of providing safety and security to the doctors. The Law enforcing agencies have miserably failed to curb these crimes. Unfortunately, the Judiciary is also not taking notice of this serious situation. Despite assurances of the high-ups of the law enforcement agencies, there is no stop to the killing of innocent doctors. Doctors killings have become order of the day. The result is that a sense of insecurity and uncertainty is escalating among the medical fraternity. Doctors are leaving the country for security reasons.

PMA demands the Federal Interior Minister, Chief Minister of Sindh, Chief Secretary, IG Police and other state machinery responsible to maintain the law and order, to take an urgent notice of the situation.

PMA demands a fair compensation to the family of Dr. Amir Mehdi. We also demand to arrest the culprits and bringing them to justice.

Doctors demand some immediate and tough measures taken to stop killing of doctors, otherwise nothing will stop them from strong protest. The responsibility of those left to suffer lie entirely on the shoulders of the present day government.

One more innocent doctor became a victim of sectarian killing. Government and all Law enforcing agencies have miserably failed to provide security to the doctors and punish even a single doctor’s killer. Situation is getting from bad to worse.

August 15, 2014

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