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Death of pregnant woman: Enraged family members thrash doctor, staff

Death of pregnant woman: Enraged family members thrash doctor, staff

FAISALABAD: Enraged family members of a pregnant woman, who died after an operation, torched two motorcycles, damaged a car and ransacked a private hospital here on Friday.

They thrashed Dr Ishfaq Sarwar and his staff who saved their lives after escaping from the scene.

Police intervened when some of the infuriated people tried to drag the family of the doctor living at the upper storey of the hospital.

They also staged a demonstration on Sheikhupura Road near Sizing Stop and chanted slogans against the doctor.

Madina Division SP Malik Jameel Zafar said that Parveen Bibi, wife of Asif, was brought to Ishfaq General Hospital for a delivery case. She gave birth to a baby who was shifted to another private hospital on the advice of doctors.

He said the hospital staff later informed the family that the condition of Parveen had worsened and she died after some time in the presence of her family members.

Her death infuriated the family who along with others set ablaze two motorcycles, damaged the car of Dr Ishfaq and also vandalised the hospital property.

Four women and as many children of the doctor were on the upper floor of the hospital when the enraged family members tried to bring them down, but the police pacified the protesters and assured them that action would be taken against any negligence.

The SP said that Anwar Ali, brother of the deceased woman, had submitted an application against the doctor and the staff.

However, no case had been registered till the filing of this report.

UAF employee: A lab assistant of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, held a hunger strike camp with his family at the university gate on Friday, alleging the administration had banished him from his residential quarters.

The university administration says lab assistant Ghulam Mustafa has been living in the servant quarters of a professor’s residence, and now the professor does not want to keep him there anymore.

Mustafa told reporters that a couple of days ago, the university administration issued eviction orders and threw his household goods out of the house.

He said he had obtained a stay order from a civil court and showed it to the administration, but the officials ignored the orders. He has placed the household goods at the main gate of the university.

He demanded that the administration allot him a house according to his scale.

His wife alleged they were being threatened by the administration with consequences.

University spokesman Dr Jalal Arif said as the legal occupant of the residence, the professor had asked Mustafa to vacate the quarter. The university administration could not interfere in the private matters of two employees.

He said court orders had not been violated.

Published in Dawn, March 26th, 2016

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