Police forced the protest by young doctors at Mall Road to an end and opened the road for traffic.

Police on Saturday first asked doctors to move from the protest site and later pulled down their tents putting an end to a five-day-long protest by doctors and nurses.

Senior police officials who led the operation said that these doctors had made life difficult for citizens by blocking traffic. Authorities will need to designate a separate area for such protests, they added.

Speaking to Geo News DIG Haider Ashraf said that he had tried to talk to the protesters before dispersing them with force. “Police action against them was used as a last resort,” he said.

At least two people were killed due to the protests as doctors boycotted medical duties at the Mayo Hospital, demanding that some of their sacked colleagues be restored.

Citizens in the city cursed their so-called ‘saviours’ who caused hours-long traffic jams through the protest.