Doctors strike to protest killing of Quetta doctor

Doctors protesting the murder of a Bolan medical college professor, strike declared by PMA.

Express April 20, 2011

QUETTA: Doctors in Quetta are observing a strike to protest the murder of a Bolan medical college professor, Dr Mumtaz Haider.

The strike was declared on the appeal of the Pakistan Medical Association. All the wards including the OPD and operation theatre of the Bloan medical complex have been shut down. According to the president of PMA Balochistan, only the emergency wards and operation theatres will remain open.

The Balochistan Shia conference, Shia Ulema Council and Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen Balochistan has called for a three day mourning in the city.


Khalid Masood | 9 years ago | Reply We are ungrateful people. Though death of Dr Mumtaz Haider was due to an indirect enemy action who wants to recreate the Age of Sectarian Violence once again in Pakistan. But we the people of Pakistan should have done much more than a mere 'doctors strike' for that devoted, talented and honorable son of the nation. We have problems but we should face them squarely instead of turning eyes away and waiting for our turn to be gunned down. Living in state of denial can lead us nowhere but disaster and devastation.
A J Khan | 9 years ago | Reply What a sorry state of affairs. When criminals are at the helm of affairs, how come criminal activities will be stopped. Few good police officers who had lead from the front have themselves been targeted. FC meet lot of resistance from politicians. So criminals have a field day. Doctors, teachers, labor and skilled people are all target. Some are victims of so called nationalists and others of sectarian divide. Balochistan is the victim of internal neglet, and international great game.
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