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January 27, 2020

Charges of inciting violence: AMTI suspends ex-hospital director, another official

Peshawar

January 27, 2020

ABBOTTABAD: The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Ayub Medical Teaching Institution (AMTI) has suspended two employees including a former hospital director on the charges of inciting violence against the dean and taking the law into their hands.

The BoG in a statement issued here stated that the AMTI is home to thousands of patients and employees who are staying at the hospital. The employees perform duties round-the-clock. It said providing protection to the employees and patients is the first and foremost priority of the management. "The culture of violence and aggression is not acceptable at any cost. Strict actions would be taken against anyone who would be found involved in such activities", said the communication.

It further stated that Ayub Medical College Dean Professor Doctor Umer Farooq issued showcase notices to a few doctors. They were asked to explain a long strike at the hospital. Over which, a mob had attacked the office of the dean and took the law into their hands. "Dr Khiyal Afridi incited the violence at the dean and provoked others to do the same", said the statement.

It added that the BoG formed a probe committee on the incident under the chairmanship of Professor Dr Arshad Zafar. The statement said the committee submitted the report to the BoG after investigating the whole matter and going through all the proofs and meeting the witnesses. The BoG suspended a former hospital director, Dr Khiyal Afridi, and Faridoon Khan on the recommendation of the report concluded the statement.