Karachi: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Centre and PMA Karachi on Tuesday strongly condemned the brutal murder of Cardiac Surgeon Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar, who had come to Pakistan two days ago to serve his country.
An emergent meeting of PMA Centre and PMA Karachi was held at PMA House Karachi which was presided over by Immediate Past President of PMA Centre Prof S Tipu Sultan. The meeting was also attended by Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr Qaisar Sajjad, Dr M Idrees Adhi, Dr Qazi M Wasiq, Dr Shaukat Malik, Dr Ahmed Bhimani, Dr Khalil Mukadam, Dr Serajudaula Syed, Dr Najum F Mahmudi, Dr Shoaib Sobani, Dr Hamid Manzoor, Dr Naseer Ahmed Baloch and others.
The meeting condemned the brutal murder of Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar, 50, stated to be an Ahmedi in Punjab on other day. The Dr Mehdi was settled in the US during 1990s, and returned Pakistan two days ago to serve his country.
It is very sad that a doctor who left his very attractive and highly paid job in America and decided to serve his own people in Pakistan has been killed ruthlessly, noted the meeting. A doctor always serves his patients without any discrimination.
PMA demanded from the government to provide security to all doctors of the country. Doctors are already leaving the country because of the fear to their life. When a well-trained qualified cardiac surgeon returns to his homeland to serve his own people is brutally killed, what will be the fate of health delivery system in this country, it asked.
PMA demanded fair compensation to the bereaved families of the slain doctors. It asked from the Interior Minister, Chief Minister of Punjab, Chief Secretary and IG Police to take an urgent notice and arrest the culprits.