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Kunduz doctors warn of going elsewhere

Kunduz doctors warn of going elsewhere

Nov 07, 2017 - 20:06

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Doctors in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday warned of leaving the province if their security wasn’t ensured.

Speaking at a gathering on behalf of other doctors here, Dr. Rohullah Niayazi said the whereabouts of the kidnapped son of a doctor remained unknown.

About 20 days back, unknown gunmen abducted the son of Dr. Sattar Ghafori in Kunduz city and there has been so far no clue about the safety and whereabouts of the boy.

“Our children aren’t safe, people keep telling our children to be cautious as they maybe kidnapped,” said Dr. Ghafori, who warned if doctors’ security wasn’t ensured, they would soon flee the province.

A relative of the kidnapped boy, Abdul Qayoum Ghafori, demanded the government rescue the boy at the earliest possible.

“Officials are committing negligence and no one cares. If the current situation continued, I believe we will not see our child alive again.”

In response to his views, Kunduz Governor Asadullah Omarkhail said efforts were underway to secure the release of the kidnapped boy.

“I have issued orders of sending district police chief and his deputy of the area to the incident area.  However, the provincial police chief drinks alcohol all the day. He doesn’t listen to anyone. If I see him in provincial government office, I am going to beat him regardless of future consequences.”

However, provincial deputy police chief Col. Safar Mohammad rejected the governor’s remarks, saying he had personal grudges against the police chief.

“Some progress has been made in the case of the kidnapped boy”, he said, but did not go into detials.

Doctors’ children have been previously also kidnapped in Kunduz city.