Balochistan police arrested 19 protesters including doctors from the Quetta red zone late Saturday night for holding a sit-in.
According to sources, a case was registered against the arrested doctors and others under various provisions, including violation of Criminal Law Ordinance, coronavirus SOPs and blocking roads.
Doctors belonging to the Young Doctors Association (YDA) and other health staff had staged a protest sit-in near the red zone in a bid to press for their demands.
“Nineteen people including doctors were arrested from the protest in a late night police raid and cases were registered against them,” police officials said. “Covid SOPs were also being violated during the protest,” according to the police.
The doctors had staged a sit-in pressing for protection to doctors and other hospital staff apart from providing them with medical facilities in governemnt run hospitals of Balochistan. Earlier, the Balochistan High Court had warned YDA to not hold a protest or else they will be penalised.
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