Minor clashes with security forces have been reported as female healthcare workers attempted to march towards parliament in Islamabad on Monday, October 19. Hundreds of healthcare workers had gathered from all over the country to hold a sit-in protest at D-Chowk since Wednesday, October 14, to demand an increase in salaries and improved working conditions.
Further unrest is possible over the coming days as the healthcare workers have vowed to continue their sit-in protest until their demands are met.
Those in Islamabad are advised to closely monitor developments, avoid the area of the demonstration as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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