12 arrested health professionals set free – 13 Nov 2022


KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Saturday set free 12 healthcare providers, a day after they were detained for allegedly rioting and clashing with police near the SM Law College.

On Friday, the police had used water cannons and batons to prevent hundreds of healthcare workers from marching towards the Chief Minister House to force the government to accept their demands, especially the resumption of the Covid-19 risk allowance.

Subsequently, a dozen of the protesters, including Aijaz Kaleri, Dr Mehboob Ali, Muhammad Zaheer, Dr Waris, Dr Shafiq, Syed Azeem, Muhammad Asif, Dr Mustafa, Riaz Ahmed, Mashooq Ali, Muhammad Saleem and Nazeer Ahmed, were arrested and booked in an FIR lodged at the Arambagh police station.

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