MIRPURKHAS - A pedestrian was killed while a motorcycle rickshaw driver was seriously injured in two road accidents at Digri on Mirpurkhas Road on Saturday.

A truck loaded, with heavy stones, turned turtle near Digri town as a result of which Jameel Jarwar, a pedestrian, was crushed under its wheels.

Body of the deceased was brought to taluka hospital Digri for the completion of legal formalities after which it was handed over to his family members.

Meanwhile, a speeding vehicle collided with a motorcycle rickshaw near Khumbri stop at Mirwah Gorchani as a result of which the rickshaw driver, Muhammad Ali Leghari, sustained serious wounds, and was rushed to the Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas.

Mirwah Gorchani police have impounded the vehicle and also arrested its driver.

Doctors protest arrest of their colleagues

Doctors at Civil Hospital held a demonstration here on Saturday under the banner of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) to protest against registration of cases against their colleagues under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATC) and their subsequent arrests.

Wearing black bands around their arms, they were raising slogans in support of arrested doctors.

Led by Dr Manthar Thebo, the protestors strongly criticised the authorities for booking their colleagues under the ATC.

They said that such steps created fear in doctors, forcing them to leave the country.

They demanded the authorities withdraw, what they called, fabricated cases against doctors and release them; otherwise they would intensify their protests.