Lawyers involved in PIC attack to be dealt with iron hand: Chohan

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Information Fayyazul Hassan Chohan Wednesday said that lawyers who attacked the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, will be dealt with an iron hand.
Talking to the media, he said that first information report (FIR) would be lodged against these lawyers. Strict legal action would be taken against those who challenged writ of the state, he added.
Fayyazul Hassan said that he had instructed the Police not to take any action or use shelling on protesting lawyers but they (lawyers) disrupted the peaceful situation and resorted to rampage.
He said that attack of lawyers at the medical facility also halted the medical facilities to patients at the PIC, adding that a women had died as a result of panic by the mob of lawyers. A group of lawyers on Wednesday manhandled Punjab Minister for Information Fayyazul Hasan Chohan during brawl at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).
Punjab Minister Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan had reached the spot to settle the matter when lawyers manhandled him. Police officials present on the spot, escorted the minister safely.
The lawyers smashed the windows of emergency ward of the PIC and ransacked cars parked at the hospital.
There were reports of multiple injuries to people during the lawyers and doctors brawl. A lawyers’ mob on Wednesday stormed the emergency ward of Punjab Institute of Cardiology, damaged public property besides setting a police vehicle on fire.
The lawyers smashed the main entrance gate of the hospital, glasses of cars parked inside the premises of the hospital, besides pelting stones at the office of Medical Superintendent.
They ransacked the emergency ward and smashed the window panes, creating a scene of havoc. The lawyers also set a police van on fire outside PIC, creating law and order situation in Shadman area.
Hundreds of patients remained unattended as the doctors and paramedical staff abandoned the hospital premises after the lawyers attacked the PIC. The anti-riot force launched an operation to disperse the lawyers who occupied the entire Jail Road and Jilani park in front of PIC.

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