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PMA shows concern about insulting
remarks against Prof. Saeed Akhtar

KARACHI: President, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Prof. Muhammad Ashraf Nizami, Secretary General PMA Dr. S.M. Qaisar Sajjad and senior members of the association have showed their concern about a campaign against Prof. Saeed Akhtar, Head of Pakistan Kidney, Liver Institute and Research Centre, Lahore.

In a press release the PMA leadership has stated that Prof.  Akhtar is a renowned surgeon of repute, who worked abroad at a salary of over US$ one hundred thousand. He sacrificed his job to serve his own people at home and agreed to work on much lesser package and was appointed by the PKLI Board of Directors. On his request twenty more experienced doctors from UK and USA came back to serve Pakistan with enthusiasm and patriotism. These doctors are just getting salary of Rs. One Million instead of their handsome salary package abroad.

It is perplexing to know the insulting and derogatory remarks for a respectable person of his caliber by the Judiciary without having any substantial proof of his wrong doing. PMA demands that word renowned health professionals should be given respect and be provided atmosphere of peace and tranquility to embolden them to return home and serve the poor masses with enthusiasm and commitment, the press release adds.

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