It’s a first all-nighter an 18-year-old has to pull because these are the days where he has to study hard enough to get in a medical college; fulfilling the dream that he always looked up to. He is incited by the honor and esteem this profession comes with and he is working hard to achieve this status in this society. Fast forward to 28 September 2019 when everyone has to witness a D-day at a holy place, which is supposed to treat people; LRH Peshawar. A huge battalion of armed policemen had to use metal punches on people, who are the ones that stood out of thousands of people. Although, these blows cast physical bleeding wounds on those brave doctors but it had a lot worse impact on the minds of other medical professionals, medical students and other kids who are aspiring to become doctors one day. Because this profession was supposed to make you stand out and was once considered a noble one and here we are at this present day when the same doctors were treated as a threat. As heart-wrenching as this incidence was, it’s aftermaths were even worse when the common citizens started glorifying this incident. This could have been tolerated as everyone has their own views but the worst part was when people were not aware of the matter in hand and started calling it ‘Doctors are protesting for the spike in their salaries’. You would expect the same notions from common people when the Minister of your government wouldn’t bait an eye in stooping as low as calling them, ‘an MBBS degree holder selling fritters’. This statement is wrong for many reasons as it looks down on anyone who is a street vendor and also on those doctors who had worked hard enough to get a reputable spot but still they are looked down upon. Public awareness should be the first priority in every bill that needs passing and every ‘act’ that needs implementing. When a common citizen does not have any idea about the implication of a certain act on their lives, how would you expect it to work for them? A person should be aware of the law that he is directly affected upon but sadly we live in a country where bills are passed, in assembly, by people, among whom many are as qualified as matriculation and they are elected by the people, among which a large number are illiterate or hold primary qualifications. A country could not prosper, if it’s citizens are not aware of the problems they are facing and they are kept that way by the higher authorities. Also, people should stop glorifying bloodshed and grow some soft corner in their hearts to smooth their own lives and lives of others. The writer is a doctor in LRH Peshawar.