Protest held against doctors: PPP activist and district councilor sent to lock up
TIMERGARA: The Pakistan People Party (PPP) Lower Dir secretary information and district councilor advocate Alam Zeb was sent to lock up for one day judicial remand after the court of additional district and session judge Liaquat Ali on Wednesday cancelled his bail before arrest application.
The PPP activist had attained BBA after the Timergara police registered a case on doctors’ demand on the charges of harassing and interfering in their duties. Mr. Zeb had led an enraged mob against doctors after the death of an eight-month child at DHQ hospital Timergara emergency on Feb, 16.
The protesters had blocked the Timergara-Chitral road in front of the hospital for several hours. They were alleging that the child had died due to doctors’ negligence. The hospital’ staff also had observed three days strike against the PPP activist for insulting them and inciting the locals to agitate on the matter. The court on Wednesday did not confirm his BBA and handed him over to Timergara police for one day remand.
Meanwhile the PPP Lower Dir announced to hold protest rallies against the arrest of Mr Zeb in parts of the district on Thursday (today). Talking to local journalists the arrested activist said he had done no fault but raised voice for an innocent child who died due to doctors’ negligence at the Timergara hospital.