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Police action against doctors failure of govt: Muqam

PESHAWAR: PML-N provincial president Amir Muqam has said that police action against protesting doctors in Peshawar is failure of provincial government.

Talking to journalists at Hayatabad Medical Complex here on Tuesday, he said that doctors were protesting peacefully for acceptance of their demands but instead of solving their problems, the government resorted to violence on them.

Mr Muqam said that PTI chairman Imran Khan was criticising his political rivals, especially Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but he himself had no courage to face criticism by others.

`The demands of doctors are genuine and need proper attention of government. I suggest government to constitute a powerful committee, take the doctors on board and devise a plan for acceptance of their demands,` said the PML-N leader. He said that if Imran was unable to come to Peshawar he should call the doctors to Natiagali for negotiations.

He said that problems of people in the province had increased manifold since PTI had come into powers because Imran was trying to run the affairs of the province through remote control from Banigala. He said that chief minister had no authority as all the decisions were made in Banigala.

Mr Muqam said that violence against doctors in Ramazan was violation of human rights.

He demanded early release of the arrested doctors and acceptance of their demands. He said that provincial government mentioned Rs600 million in the budget for basic health units and schools but funds were not allocated for the purpose.

Referring to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission and Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation, the PML-N leader said that provincial government was befooling people in the name of honesty and hardworking.

He said that Imran Khan had claimed to construct 350 dams but he failed to construct even tubewells in the province. Mr Muqam also criticised Imran Khan for demanding resignation from prime minister and described the demand illogical. Bureau Report