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April 7, 2020

Aftab Sherpao condemns baton-charge, arrests of doctors in Quetta

National

April 7, 2020

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Monday condemned the police baton-charge against the doctors and paramedics in Quetta, who were protesting the unavailability of the personal protective equipment.

In a statement, he maintained that arresting and subjecting the doctors and paramedical staff to baton-charge was highly condemnable on the part of the government and it showed how serious the rulers were to contain the spread of the Covid-19.

Aftab Sherpao said that the doctors and the paramedical staff were at the frontlines to fight the coronavirus pandemic and the government should have provided them the personal protective equipment on an urgent basis instead of subjecting them to baton-charge and making the arrests. The QWP leader said that the doctors and the other health staff deserved appreciation at this critical juncture as they were the ones who were directly exposed to this highly contagious disease and despite risks to their lives they were performing duty diligently to treat the patients in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19.