LANDI KOTAL, 16 October: Workers of Pakistan Justice Democratic Party (PJDP) staged a protest demonstration against the proposed privatization of the Agency Headquarters Hospital here on Monday.

The protesters gathered in Landi Kotal square to record protest over the government’s move. They were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans condemning what they called “privatization” of the hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, PJDP president Daulat Shah Afridi said that being the lone public sector hospital in the area, large number of poor patients have been getting cheap medical facilities.

He feared that if the hospital was privatized, the poor people of the area would be deprived of medical facilities as they wouldn’t be able to afford doctors’ fees and costly medicines.