LAHORE: Two FIRs have been lodged against over 250 lawyers for attacking the Punjab Institute of Cardiology on Wednesday.
One FIR was lodged on behalf of the doctors who were attacked and the police lodged another one.
Anti-Terrorism Act clauses were added in both cases. Sections for beating up the doctors and hospital staff were also added.
Deployment of the Rangers in Punjab has been approved by the interior ministry. They will be stationed outside Governor House, the Punjab Assembly, the Civil Secretariat, the Lahore High Court, GPO Chowk and the Supreme Court Registry.
PIC is the biggest cardiac hospital in Punjab. Its emergency ward is completely closed and the patients being sent home because of the havoc.
The lawyers broke the hospital’s windows, attacked doctors and nurses with sticks and stones. They burned a police mobile on the check post.
According to details, around 25 doctors were injured and many nurses, doctors and patients fled the violence.
The lawyers also attacked Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hassan Chohan.