Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chandka nurses protest against superintendent

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
By our correspondent

LARKANA: Staff nurses of the Chandka Medical College and Teaching Hospital here protested against the Medical Superintendent, Dr Zulfiqar Ali Siyal, chanting slogans and demanding his suspension.

The staff nurses staged a sit-in outside the office of the MS. Staff nurses -- Kiran, Samina, Rubina among others -- said that they were performing their duties earnestly and honestly. They, however, alleged that the superintendent was trying to use them for immoral activities and issued termination orders to those who were not complying with his illegal orders .

On the occasion, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) activists Mehmood Chandio and Abdul Sattar supported the nurses. The protest ended when Adviser to CM Sindh Jameel Soomro assured the nurses of justice and legal action against the MS.

Meanwhile, at the Jinnah Bagh Chowk here, a sit-in was staged by members of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) over ‘false and baseless’ cases against the JSQM Chairman Bashir Khan Qureshi.

Hundreds of members also burnt tyres and chanted slogans against the state and rulers. Qureshi told this correspondent that if the government does not take strict action against the killers of Rangers officials of Sindh, they will protest across the province.

Dr Safdar Sarki said that the Sindh government and home minister should protect the rights of Sindh instead of the Punjab. If the government behaviour remains the same, then the JSQM will protect Sindh and its people, he said. The Punjabi Front leader, Tahir Randhwa, was killed over his personal dispute while the government raided the houses of Sindhis, which was open terrorism, he said.

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