Court orders protesting doctors to end strike by noon today

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Staff Reporter

Lahore

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, while ordering young doctors to resume medical duties immediately, reprimanded the secretary of Punjab’s Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education department, Momin Agha, over the government’s delay in addressing the doctors’ concerns.
Justice Jawad Hassan issued the order while hearing a petition filed by advocate Azhar Siddique against a doctors’ strike, which had been ongoing for 29 days till date. The strike had been called by young doctors against the promulgation of the Pakistan Medical Commission Ordinance, 2019.
During the hearing, Agha informed the court that the government had constituted a committee on Wednesday to take up the matter. Justice Hassan chided the secretary, asking why the committee was constituted only yesterday when the strike had been ongoing since early October.