PMA backs demand for judicial probe into Nosheen’s mysterious death

Published November 30, 2021
The Pakistan Medical Association meeting expressed deep concern over the incident as it was not the first at Chandka Medical College. ─ AP/File
The Pakistan Medical Association meeting expressed deep concern over the incident as it was not the first at Chandka Medical College. ─ AP/File

HYDERABAD: The Sindh chapter of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Monday demanded judicial inquiry into the mysterious death of Dr Nosheen at her hostel room in Chandka Medical College in Larkana on Nov 24.

The PMA leaders, who met virtually with Dr Mirza Ali Azhar in the chair, urged authorities concerned to make all out efforts to resolve the case by using latest scientific methods and share results of the inquiry with the victim’s family, media and civil society.

The meeting expressed deep concern over the incident as it was not the first at the college. Just a few months back, Dr Nimarta was also found dead in similar circumstances but nothing happened by way of fact finding, it said.

It said that Dr Nosheen’s family was not willing to accept her death as suicide. It was, however, encouraging to learn that Sindh Assembly had promised free and fair inquiry into the incident but the fact of the matter was that such promises by the government mostly proved hollow as they never bore fruits and things were gradually pushed under the carpet, it said.

The meeting cautioned that if such incidents were not checked, parents of students, especially girls, would become worried about safety and security of their children and they would think twice before sending them to other cities to get education.

The parents might decide to discontinue their education out of fear for their safety and it would be a disaster if it happened, said the meeting.

HYDERABAD: In the wake of mysterious death of an MBBS student in CMC Larkana a few days ago, Sindh University decided to review overall facilities being provided to female students living in girls’ dormitories and said no compromise should be made if a harassment complaint was received from a student.

A meeting of the university administration chaired by vice chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Siddique Kalhoro at the office of provost of Marvi girls hostel on Monday said that anyone found responsible for harassment would be warned and investigation would be started immediately into the complaint.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2021

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