QUETTA: The Balochistan Paramedical Staff Association (BPSA) condemned the baton-charge on its peaceful long marchers in the province.
Speaking at a news conference here on Saturday, the BPSA Chairman Mohammad Tariq Kadezai said around 1600 people had participated in the long march which had commenced on April 17 of this month, but over 100 of them have been baton-charged and arrested in Naushki, Mastung, and Pishin districts of Balochistan.
“For 70 years, we are given nothing,” said Kadezai, “that is why we have commenced our long march for the legitimate and constitutional rights of paramedics.”
While speaking to reporters, members of the BPSA said they were ‘peacefully’ struggling for their rights for over last four months, adding, “Unfortunately, the Provincial Government and its bureaucracy have so far done nothing or paid an heed or address to our demands.”
Therefore, they added, they will boycott from Monday in all over Balochistan from the OPD’s routine immunization and other activities of Balochistan’s Health Department.
Mohammad Tariq Kadezai warned their future planning about protests, if the government did not address to their grievances, will be tougher.