District: (Peoples Doctors Forum demands arrest of un-known killers)

June 20, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ABBOTTABAD: Peoples Doctors Forum (PDF) on Sunday demanded early arrest of un-known killer of Laboratory Assistant Stephen Shahid who was killed nine month back with the kidnapping attempt of former Chief Executive Ayub Medical Institution Professor Dr. Nisar Khan when both were on their way to Peshawar from Abbottabad.

Dr. Daud Iqbal, Spokesman of PDF said that doctors community specially the PDF has been concerned about the doctors security and law & order situation in the province and had asked the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak & Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Durrani to take appropriate steps to arrest the involved persons in the assassination & kidnapping attempt in which Stephen Shahid was killed.

The Pulmonologist, Dr .Nisar Khan —who was also the chief executive of Ayub Medical Complex —escaped a kidnapping attempt in Charsadda in August 2014 was travelling with his technician Stephen Shahid from Nowshera to Peshawar and was stopped by men in three cars near Samad Qilla. When Nisar resisted the attempt, the assailants opened fire at Shahid, who died later.

PDF has expressed deep concern over issue and has appealed to the provincial government, chief minister and IGP to provide foolproof security to the doctors’ community and take action against the culprits.

It said the attempts of violence on the doctors’ community have compelled medical practitioners to shift to other parts of the country.

It further said that Dr.Nisar Khan, who is the provincial president of PDF, has been feeling insecure as no action has been taken against outlaws in last nine months.