ISLAMABAD: Violent clashes erupted between young doctors and police outside the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) in Islamabad Tuesday afternoon.
The young doctors are protesting over the government’s decision to hold the National Licensing Examination (NLE).
During the clashes, the young doctors pelted stones on the police and the PMC building.
The police baton charged the protesters, besides firing tear gas shells, when they tried to enter the PMC building.
Following the clashes, police took several young doctors into custody.
I strong condemned used of brute police force lathi charge and tear gas against the young doctors in Islamabad right now.— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) October 5, 2021
Medics and students belonging from different medical colleges in Thokar Niaz Baig were gathered outside the PMC office to register their protest against the NLE on the call of the Medical Students Organisation (MSO).