Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Wednesday has taken the notice of an attack by lawyers on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore.
A large number of lawyers gathered outside PIC on Wednesday. However, the protest turned violent as the lawyers initially closed off entry and exit points to the hospital.
The protesters have caused damaged to equipment inside PIC and broke windows of the hospital as well as cars parked outside.
As being reported the lawyers attacked the PIC after a video went viral on social media. In the alleged viral videos which a doctor is seen narrating an encounter with some lawyers in front of a group.
According to the doctor, a group of lawyers had gone to the inspector general and told him to charge “two doctors” under Section 7 of ATA. He narrated that the IG had refused while the lawyers had urged him to press charges, saying “they could save face” that way.
The protest is currently underway, halting the medical treatment at the hospital.
Punjab Minister for Information Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan who arrived at the hospital was also attacked by the lawyers.
They tried to kidnap me,” Chohan said in a statement. “I came to deal with the situation and they started abusing me.”
He also added that a first information report (FIR) will be registered against those responsible.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the incident and ordered Punjab chief secretary and Inspector General Punjab to submit a report of the incident.
The chief minister, ordering an investigation into the attack, summoned a report from the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) and provincial secretary of specialized health and medical education.