PESHAWAR (Staff Report) – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has enforced Essential Services Act 1958 at all the government teaching hospitals across the province.

It is said the step has been taken to prevent protests by the doctors against the implementation of KP Medical Teaching Institute Reforms Act, 2015.

The move came as a surprise for many in the province as the PTI has been opposing the Essential Services Act’s enforcement in the PIA by the federal government.

Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Provincial Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai said the employees failing to comply with the laws passed by the KP Assembly should resign.