LAHORE- The nurses today called off their eight day-long strike, saying that the Punjab government has accepted their demands.
The ad-hoc nurses took to the streets a week ago, demanding the Punjab government to regularise them. The protests were spread to Copper Road from Egerton Road in Lahore. However, the nursing staff started holding sit-in outside Punjab Assembly following incidents of police torture.
During the protests, the cabinet committee, set up to resolve their issue, held several meetings but the nurses stuck to their stance. However, a split was created among the groups of nurses on Sunday when the provincial government offered three-year contractual letter, assuring that they will get permanent appointments after it.
One of the factions of the nurses went on Sunday to collect their contractual letter and later joined their respective duties. However today morning, the other group protesting outside the Punjab Assembly, also called off their strike, saying that they had reservations over the contract and the government has addressed them, therefore, they are calling off strike. This faction has also now accepted the contracts.