Karachi: A high level delegation of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) led by Dr S Tipu Sultan and Dr M Idrees Adhi called on Rangers Chief Maj Gen Rizwan at Rangers Headquarter and discussed the issues of killing, kidnapping, extortion and harassment of doctors.
Dr Aziz Khan Tank, Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Dr Qazi M Wasiq and Dr Mirza Ali Azhar were also president on this occasion. The meeting was also attended by Brig Basit Shuja of Rangers with his team and DIG Sultan Khawaja (CID) and SSP Nasir of Sindh Police.
In this meeting, these problems were discussed in detail and some important and crucial decisions were taken with mutual understanding. It was agreed upon that all doctors would be facilitated to get arm licenses for their personal protection and at the same time training would be imparted to them for proper use of the weapons.
The doctors will also be allowed to carry their weapons without any legal or administrative hindrance. According to another important decision anti-extortion (crime reporting cell) will be established at PMA House.
This cell will function 24/7 and a communication network will be established with the Police Department. The small networks will also be established in different parts of the troubled area of city which will have direct access to the cell established at PMA House.
These cells will monitor, register and take necessary action regarding the criminal activities against the doctors. The Rangers and Police officials also advised doctors to follow some pre-cautionary measures to avoid these criminal activities.
They advised to install CCTV cameras at their work place.