Karachi: Doctor abducted for Rs20m ransom
KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (Sindh) and Sindh Doctors’ Welfare Association (SWDA) have condemned the kidnapping of Dr Nayab Gohar, a postgraduate trainee at the Baqai Medical University (BMU), who was taken captive four weeks ago. In a statement issued here on Monday, the two associations said that Dr Gohar’s kidnapping had been second such incident in a month, the other being that of Dr Faisal Iftikhar, kidnapped in Gulshan-e-Hadeed.
“Dr Gohar was on his way to the BMU when he was abducted in the Gulistan–e–Johar area. The abductors are demanding 20 million rupees,” the statement said. The statement accused the provincial government of only looking at its own interests, and warned that if such kidnappings continued, the doctors would be forced to leave the country.
“We demand immediate action from police, the governor and the chief minister. The chief secretary and inspector general of police should also take notice,” the statement said.
It added that eight doctors had been kidnapped since January this year, out of whom two were killed.