QUETTA: A complete shutter-down strike against the kidnapping of Dr Ghulam Rasool entered its fourth day on Sunday. The strike was called by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and supported by Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), trade unions and the locals. All business centres and commercial establishments remained closed while traffic remained thin. It is reported that the doctors attend only to the emergency cases in government hospitals. More than half a million patients have gravely suffered as a result of the doctors’ strike.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.