In order to demonstrate their protest against the kidnappings and target killings of doctors, the Pakistan Medical Association will go on strike today, Monday.
Speaking to reports on Sunday, the Pakistan Medical Association’s President, Dr Abdul Aziz Lehri stated that the strike would be observed in government and private hospitals throughout the country.
According to Dr. Lehri, the PMA’s strike is against the government’s inability to provide security and protection to the medical fraternity, which has been a victim of increasing kidnappings and killings in major cities of Pakistan including Karachi and Quetta.
“The authorities, both in Sindh and Balochistan, instead of arresting the culprits who have been committing the heinous crime without fear, just issue statements to media,” said Dr. Lehri.
He also raised the point of the government not taking any steps against gangs and organizations which have been engaged in kidnapping doctors.
The PMA intends to continue observing a strike as long as the government does not arrest culprits in these cases.
The incumbent government has come under a lot of criticism regarding the law and order situation in the country, which has been spiraling downwards on account of militancy and domestic crime.
PMA’s strike, while sending a message to the government, will also inconvenience the masses if doctors refuse to treat patients.