January 08, Gilgit: Doctors in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) will observe a strike from today (Wednesday) in protest against low salary packages.
“The strike will be observed across Gilgit-Baltistan,” Dr Abdul Rahbar said in a press conference on Tuesday.
The strike was called after the government failed to address their demands of bringing salaries and perks at par with doctors employed by the federal government. For the past couple of weeks, doctors were on a token strike and wore black ribbons around their arms during duty hours as a symbol of protest.
“This is our right. We deserve pay packages similar to what doctors working under the federal government get,” said Rahbar, who heads the G-B chapter of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA).
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