Wednesday , May 27 2020

13 patient die as lawyers’ protest intensifies at Lahore hospital

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A video has also surfaced on different social websites in which lawyers can be seen breaking into the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and torturing doctors.

As can be seen in the video, many lawyers protesting outside the Punjab Institute of Cardiology enter the hospital by opening the gate of the hospital and breaking the glass of emergency wards.

The incident caused panic among the patients treated by lawyers, and several patients with drips dropped out of the ward.

Police arrived at the scene of the deteriorating situation and tried to control the situation, but in the meantime, angry lawyers also set a police mobile on fire.

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Police used tear gas and charged the baton to disperse angry lawyers.

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On this occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan also arrived at the hospital but the angry mob beat him too.

The provincial minister of information has alleged that lawyers attempted to kidnap him.

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After the incident, the President and Secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar arrived at PIC Hospital and tried to negotiate with the lawyers.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan also took notice of the deteriorating situation of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology.

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On the other hand, Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar also took strict notice of the incident of the riot by lawyers at Punjab Institute of Cardiology.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that no one is above the law, and such an incident was unbearable in a heart hospital.

Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the incident and sought a report from the Chief Secretary Punjab and IG Punjab.

The market around the Punjab Institute of Cardiology has been closed and the rangers have also arrived at the scene.

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