Tuesday , March 31 2020

Punjab Institute of Cardiology: Lawsuit filed against lawyers under Terrorism provisions


Following the incident at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology in the Punjab capital, Lahore, Shadman police have registered two separate cases against riot lawyers under various provisions of the Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Act.

Two cases have been registered in Shadman Town police station against 250 lawyers who attacked the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), terror cases have been included in the case.

According to police, rioting and vandalism was carried out by lawyers at the PIC in Lahore following which the cases against 250 attackers were filed.

The FIR includes provisions, including terrorism, prosecutors’ prosecution of Section 7 ATA, vandalism, firing, burning of a police van, murder, attempted murder, rioting and interference in the government matters provisions have been added in FIR.

Related: 13 patient dies as lawyers’ protest intensifies at Lahore hospital

According to the FIR, doctors and hospital staff were tortured, patients lost lives due to interference in government work, lawyers damaged millions of rupees on machinery and government property, police personnel were tortured, and a police van was burned.


Rangers were deployed in the city after the lawyers’ attack on the PIC, notification for deployment was also issued.

Despite the attack, the President’s High Court Bar announced the strike today, due to which lawyers are on strike today.

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