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sepoy

A deprecating term for the pool of migrant doctors who formed a cadre of indentured labour, primarily from South Asia. These doctors were necessary for NHS operations, and provided a largel labour pool which occupied the lower rungs of a pyramidal medical hierarchy, which ensured that UK doctors at the apex had little competition in the much limited (post-NHS) private sector. Overseas qualified doctors were provided training in the NHS in return for meeting the population’s health service requirements, but were systematically disadvantaged in terms of access to jobs, career mobility, places of employment and specialties they could choose.

Etymology
Sepoys were soldiers at the private level who were recruited from native populations of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan and Bangladesh by European powers, thus were natives serving a foreigh master. Sepoys served in English armies in particular, but also in French and Portuguese armies.
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According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued yesterday, the terrorists attacked an army vehicle from surrounding mountains in North Waziristan Agency as a result of which Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat were martyred .
Sepoy Abdul Qadeer set new record in 3.2 KM run by covering it in 9.52 minutes.
It is to be mentioned here 21 years old Lt Abdul Moeed, who recently passed out from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), was a resident of Burewala, Vehari whereas Sepoy Basharat, 21 years old with three years military service, belonged to village Danyor in Gilgit.
According to a press release by ISPR, Lieutenant Abdul Moid and Sepoy Basharat embraced martyrdom when terrorists fired on a military vehicle from surrounding mountains.
Sepoy Basharat, 21, is from Danyor village of Gilgit-Baltistan while Moeed, also 21, hailed from Burewala, Vehari.
One sepoy Azmat Ullah died on the spot while four other jawans were critically injured.
According to a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the soldiers were part of the search party to rescue foreigners the other day, Those, who embraced Shahadat, include Captain Husnain, Sepoys Saeed Baz, Qadir And Jumma Gul while the injured are Naik Anwar, Sepoy Zahir and Lance Naik Sher Afzal.
Sapper Sanat Ullah won the overall best player award of the competition by securing 2798 marks and Sepoy Mohammad Adil secured overall 2nd Position by securing 2785 marks.
According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here, the terrorists fired on army vehicle from surrounding mountains in North Wazirstan Agency and resultantly an officer, 2nd Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat embraced shahadat.
The injured were identified as Sepoy Abdul Jalil, Sepoy Amanullah, Sepoy Abdul Latif, Sepoy Fahimullah, Sepoy Ziaullah and Sepoy Salman Khan.
The two soldiers are: Sepoy Mohammad Ishtiaq Abbasi and Sepoy Tariq Javeed.
The martyrs included Sepoy Yasin Shah, Sepoy Muhammad Luqman, Naik Abdul Hanan, Havaldar Alauddin, Lance Naik Anwarullah, Sepoy Kanwal Aftab, Naik Mawali Khan, Havaldar Rashid Khan, Sepoy Rooh ul Amin, Sepoy Muhammad Naveed, Sepoy Yar Muhammad, Sepoy Mehtab Khan, Sepoy Ghulam Rasool, Sepoy Noor Aslam, Naib Subidar Gul Shahadat, Naik Lal Khan, Naik Muhammad Nawaz, Naik Muhammad Sajid, Sepoy Muhammad Anwar and Sepoy Sajjad Ahmad.