KARACHI: Clash erupted outside the Chief Minister House in Karachi on Thursday when police resorted to the use of water cannons to disperse protesters who had gathered to demand an increase in wages for nursing staff and restoration of service structure.
At least 25 people were arrested. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the nurses’ protest and ordered Deputy Inspector General (South) Sharjeel Kharal to release the arrested protesters.
Nurses under the banner of Sindh Nurses Alliance have been protesting across the province for an increment, promotions, and hike in nursing student stipend for over two weeks now.
Nurses have boycotted emergency services, intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units, pediatric emergencies, cardiac intensive care units, and other services at the hospitals across the province.