QUETTA - The abducted senior surgeon Dr Din Muhammad Bangulzai who was kidnapped eight days ago reached home safe and sound in Mastung district on Monday evening.Dr Bangulzai was abducted by armed group while on his way to Quetta from his home town Mastung while his captors demanded Rs 8 million from the family who refused to pay the ransom amount.The family sources denied that a single penny has been paid for his release and gave all credit to tribal elders of the area for his release.The tribal elders headed by Nawab Muhammad Khan Shawani held a tribal jirga in Mastung and warned the criminals holding Dr Din Muhammad hostage of stern action against them if they did not release him and stop their activities in the area.During the day, doctors continued their protest in the state-run hospitals in the provincial capital Quetta on the fourth consecutive day to protest against the abduction of surgeon of Bolan Medical College Dr Din Muhammad.On the call of Pakistan Medical Association, doctors boycotted the OPDs of all main hospitals of the provincial capital, including Helper’s Hospital, Bolan Medical College Teaching Hospital, Fatima Jinnah TB Sanatorium and Sandeman Hospital which wore a deserted look, as no doctor was present to provide medical assistance to patients. The strike was also observed in private hospitals in Quetta. The strike in government and private hospitals caused great inconvenience to the poor patients hailing from far-flung areas.Dr Din Muhammad’s kidnappers had demanding for Rs 8 million as ransom.A meeting of PMA Baloch held at BMC presided over by its President Dr Sultan Tareen reviewed the situation and decided further line of action. They however regretted the authorities failure in recovering the surgeon. The meeting decided to immediately end strike in private hospitals in addition to ending weekly three-day strike in government hospitals. It was earlier decided that the doctors would take out a protest rally from Civil Hospital to Quetta Press Club. The rally is also likely to be cancelled now.