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PMA condemns the murder of Dr. Haider Raza in Karachi

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An emergent meeting of Pakistan Medical Association strongly condemned the brutal murder of Dr. Haider Raza, a 50 years old Surgeon, who was murdered on wednesday, as he came out of Dar us Sehat Hospital in Gulistan e Jauhar Karachi.

The meeting was presided over by Prof. S.Tipu Sultan Immediate Past President of PMA Centre, and attended by Dr. Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr. S.M.Qaisar Sajjad, Dr. Muhammad Idrees Adhi, Dr. Qazi Muhammad Wasiq, Dr. Shaukat Malik, Dr. Ahmed Bhimani, Dr. Khalil Mukadam, Dr. Serajudaula Syed, Dr. Najum    F. Mahmudi, Dr. Shoaib Sobani, Dr. Hamid Manzoor and many other senior members of the association.

This was the second unfortunate incident of doctor killing in past two days. Just two days earlier, a 45 year old Homeopathic Doctor – Qasim Abbas, was targeted and killed.

The PMA officials stated that; It seems that government is not interested in providing security to the doctors and does not want to improve the Law and Order situation in the Province. Doctors are being killed in Karachi with continuity. Not even a single killer of the doctors has been arrested. In spite of a cleanup operation in the city, the crime rate is not coming down rather, it is on a rise.

PMA demands from the Federal Interior Minister, Chief Minister of Sindh, Chief Secretary, IG Police, DG Rangers and all other state institutions which are responsible to maintain the law and order, to take an urgent notice and arrest the culprits.

It was observed during the meeting that PMA’s policy of not going for public protest is not bearing fruits. Doctors are of the opinion to protest on a larger scale. If the doctors use the options of strike, than the suffering of poor patients will be the sole responsibility of the Government.

April 9, 2014

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