This news has been spreading across the global media but not across the local media (except Dawn). BBC carried it on their front page and newspapers from Australia to Canada covered this news. While some would like to point it that it is somehow the "western" media trying to portray a "bad image", I feel that these are somehow non issue in Pakistan but considered to be unacceptable and strange for other countries who expect doctors to be very ethically and morally sound.
Pakistani doctor suspended for putting cow in ambulance
A Pakistani doctor has been suspended for using an ambulance to carry home a cow he had bought at a local market, health authorities say.
The doctor had taken the ambulance from a rural health centre near the eastern city of Gujrat, in Punjab province.
He was intercepted by police while driving home from the cattle market.
A photo in the Sunday edition of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper showed a large spotted cow tied with a rope to a bar in the back of an ambulance.
Muneer Ahmad, an official at the provincial health department, said he had been "shocked" by the doctor's behaviour.
He said he had suspended the doctor on the request of the police and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Doctor uses ambulance to fetch calf
The image shows the black and white calf tied to a bar in the back of the ambulance as an oxygen mask dangles on the left. -Photo by Dawn
GUJRAT: A doctor of a rural health centre was suspended from service for using an ambulance to fetch an animal from the cattle market here on Saturday at Tanda, some 30km from here.
Dr Munir of Tanda Rural Health Centre took the official ambulance to Kunjah cattle market, some 10km away from Gujrat, to purchase a calf
. The Lorry Adda police stopped the ambulance and found a calf which the doctor was taking to Tanda. Later, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sardar Akram Javed asked the health department for suspension of Dr Munir.
Talking to this correspondent, Executive District Officer of Health Dr Muneer Ahmed said he had ordered an inquiry into the matter and suspended Dr Munir on the directive of the DCO.
PS : This is coming from Gujrat. مٹتی پاؤ ! گجرات وچ سب کچھ چلنا ہے
and I apologize for the spelling mistake in the title thread