KARACHI: Central leaders of Sindh Nurses Action Joint Forum (SNAJF) on Tuesday showed their deep concern over the approval of Sindh Nursing Council (SNC) Bill 2014 and announced that nursing community under the banner of SNAJF would launch a country-wide constitutional movement for cancellation of bill soon.
The press conference was jointly addressed by central leaders of SNAJF James Watt, Afshan Nazali,Qayyum Marwat,Asif Sarfarz, Abdul Mastan, Asghar Jogi, Fazal Wadood, Nasreen Gill, Madam Grace, Shazaib, Nisar Khokhar and Mohammad Ashraf at Karachi Press Club.
Speakers said establishment of Sindh Nursing Council at provincial level was preplanned conspiracy to destroy the nursing education and training in the province. They said joint platform of nurses from Karachi to Kashmore had been formed with name Sindh Nurses Action Joint Forum to foil the conspiracy hatched by vested interest group and vowed to accept death but never compromised on prestigious profession of nurses.
Ex-President Provincial Nurses Association (PNA) Karachi Division James Watt said Nursing Council Bill 2014 was approved in Sindh Assembly in haste and no any stakeholder was taken onboard before tabling the bill.
He said Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) is the symbol of national dignity and prestige at international level as its degrees are recognized and respected worldwide. He said approval of bill regarding the establishment of Sindh Nursing Council from Sindh Assembly would be tantamount to destroy the nursing education.
Central Executive Committee Member, Pakistan Nurses Federation, Qayyum Marwat said SNAJF was in contact with various nursing associations to chalk out future strategy and future plan of action would be announced within 72 hours.
Central leader SNAJF Asif Sarfarz said nurses associations had not been taken onboard before tabling the Sindh Nursing Bill in assembly and said decision would destroy the nursing education in the province. He said provincial government had failed to fulfill its responsibilities in education sector as good numbers of educational institutions had been privatized in the province.
They appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to play their due role for the survival of nursing education and training in Sindh province.
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