ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday took notice of the incident of attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore.
He has sought report from the Punjab chief secretary and inspector general police in this regard.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said those taking law into hands would be brought to justice.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, she said torturing provincial minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan, strife, vandalism and harassing poor patients and their attendants was condemnable and regrettable. Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said lawlessness cannot be tolerated at all. She said those wearing uniform of law must abide by it.
She said Prime Minister Imran Khan had taken notice of lawyers’ attack on the Institute of Cardiology and has sought report from the chief secretary and IG regarding the incident.
At least 12 patients have died and 25 doctors have been wounded after a group of lawyers on Wednesday stormed the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and subjected multiple doctors to torture in Lahore, Young Doctors Association (YDA) claimed.
Videos of the violence committed by lawyers have surfaced on social media. The 12 patients including a woman admitted to the hospital for treatment passed away during this anarchy.
The lawyers can be seen entering the hospital and smashing glass windows and doors of emergency wards, ICU, CCU and operation theaters. Windows of different vehicles, parked in the vicinity of the medical facility, can also be seen smashed to pieces, Geo News reported.
Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan was also not spared.
The commotion spread panic among the patients and their attendants. A young resident of Mughalpura said his mother, Gulshan Bibi, died because of the attack as she complained of chest pain but could not find a doctor to attend her following the attack.