Doctors end 50-day strike in Balochistan after successful negotiations with govt

F.P. Report

QUETTA:  The Doctors and paramedics has ended a 50-day strike across Balochistan after successful negotiations with the government to ensure their safety and security, Saturday.

According to reports, the out-patient departments (OPDs) of all departments have been reopened.

Provincial Health Minister, Mir Naseebullah Khan told media that certain reservations of doctors would be addressed on the priority basis, and effective measures would be taken to ensure their safety.

The Doctors Action Committee (DAC) had been on strike in protest against kidnapping of Dr Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, the neurosurgeon who was abducted and returned home on January 30 after 48 days in captivity.

He was kidnapped by armed men from Quetta on December 13, 2018.

Earlier, Quetta Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema assured that the kidnappers of the neurosurgeon would be brought to justice.