PMA denounces killing of two doctors

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Centre and Karachi on Thursday strongly condemned the brutal murder of surgeon Dr Haider Raza and Dr Qasim Abbas in Karachi within two days.

An emergent meeting of PMA Centre and 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 attended by Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, Dr Muhammad Idrees Adhi, Dr Qazi Muhammad Wasiq, Dr Shaukat Malik, Dr Ahmed Bhimani, Dr Khalil Mukaddam, Dr Serajuddaula Syed, Dr Najum, Dr Shoaib Sobani, Dr Hamid Manzoor and other senior members of the association.

PMA deplored the brutal murder of Dr Haider Raza, a 50-year-old surgeon, who was killed while coming out of a private hospital of Karachi after performing his duty in Gulistan-e-Johar other day.

It said it was the second unfortunate incident of doctor’s killing as a Homeopathic Dr Qasim Abbas, 45, was targeted and killed two days ago.

PMA said that it seemed that government was not interested in providing security to the doctors and did not want to improve the law and order situation in the Province.

PMA said doctors were being killed in Karachi with continuity. “Not even a single killer of the doctors is arrested. Despite operation in the city, the crime rate is not coming down but it is on the rise.”

PMA demanded of the Interior Minister, Chief Minister Sindh, Chief Secretary, IGP, DG Rangers and all other state institutions to take an urgent notice and arrest the culprits.

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