YDA threatens to strike, if justice not provided to doctor

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LAKKI MARWAT: Giving a two-day deadline to the district administration, the doctors and paramedical associations on Monday threatened to launch pen-down strike if the cop was not brought to justice.

Speaking at a press conference at Government City Hospital, Young Doctors Association (YDA) district chapter general secretary Dr Ibrahim Marwat said that head constable Yahya had humiliated and tortured their senior colleague, Dr Umar Hayat, ENT Specialist, on Friday 9 pm for parking his car on road side.

“The cop insulted and slapped him on roadside and then bundled him in their official van like a criminal and took him to the City Police Station where the doctor was beaten so badly that he got his eardrum damaged.”

He said that Rs 150,000 was also found missing from the doctor's car and his cellphone was broken. "Besides, Dr Umar Hayat also received multiple injuries on his body due to severe torture," he added.

Dr Ibrahim said that the doctor was also kept in lockup for four hours in illegal confinement. He said that the cop was in need of medical checkup as he seemed mentally sick. "Today he tortured a doctor and we are afraid that tomorrow he might harm another respectable citizen," he maintained.

He stated that they called off their strike amid the current situation when the government and people needed their services, adding that they would observe complete strike if the said cop was transferred out of the district. He said that they would lodge an FIR against the police man through the court under 22-A. Earlier, Dr Umar Hayat narrated his ordeal he had gone through.

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