LAHORE - Young Doctors Association has demanded that private hospitals affiliated with private medical colleges must be directed to set the salaries of their doctors and house officers at Rs 50,000 and Rs 24,000 respectively. According to a press release issued on Sunday, YDA appreciated the step of Punjab government of increasing the salaries of public hospital doctors by allocating the amount of Rs 5.2 billion, and therefore private hospitals owners should also stop exploiting the doctors and other staff by following the step of the government. YDA representatives Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi and Dr Talah Sherwani said in their joint statement that some medical colleges were even not paying the house job fee of Rs 10,000 to its graduates and they are forced to offer their services in hospitals without getting the set remuneration of Rs 10,000 rupees. YDA has decided to collect the names of the doctors working in private hospitals on unsatisfactory salaries, and problems being faced by them would be resolved soon after the holding of a dialogue with the owners of private hospitals. Meanwhile, Judicial Magistrate Tanvir Ahmad has adjourned the proceedings till next date, in the petition filed against one Iftikhar Ahmad, who had allegedly issued life threats to petitioner namely Umair Khan for forbidding the promotion and preach of 'Qadiyaniat. The applicant contended that respondent Iftikhar Ahmad was allegedly busy with some two other persons of promoting the Qadiyaniats views and the respondent issued him life threats as well when he forbade him to do so. He implored the court to proceed against the respondent as per law, on which the court summoned the witnesses on next date.