Quetta (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday reprimanded the protesting young doctors, ordering to fire those who involved in politics.
A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by the CJP, heard a case relating to the condition of government hospitals in Balochistan.
Provincial chief secretary Aurangzeb Haq informed the court that they are working on improvement of the health sector. He said Rs1 billion has been released by the government for the uplift of the hospitals, adding that 571 new doctors will also be hired.
The secretary further said that young doctors did not perform their duties as they were involved in the politics, to which, the top judge remarked that the doctors who are doing politics should be fired from jobs.
Young Doctors Association President Dr Yasir Khosti, who was also present in the court, said their issues have not been resolved. He informed the bench that young doctors were paid Rs 24,000 in Balochistan while the amount in other provinces is Rs 60,000.
The chief justice remarked that the doctors should first come to hospitals to perform their duties and then demand. He added that stipend paid to them according to the condition of the province.