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19 oct. 2020 | 23h11 UTC

Pakistan: Female healthcare workers march towards parliament in Islamabad October 19

Pakistan Alerte de sécurité

Female healthcare workers march to parliament amid ongoing protest over salaries and working conditions on October 19; further protests likely in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 19/10/2020, 12h00 until 20/10/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad

Event

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.

Advice

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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