Residence of PM Imran’s nephew raided for his involvement in PIC attack


LAHORE: The home of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nephew has been raided here on Friday by police for his involvement in the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

Hassan Niazi was not present at his home at the time of the raid, a senior official police official said.

Sources said that pressure has built up for the arrest of the nephew of the premier.

The DIG Investigation claimed of using modern technology for making arrest of the lawyers involved in the PIC attack.

Earlier on Thursday, about 250 lawyers have been booked under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act for attacking the Punjab Institute of Cardiology on Thursday.

Police have booked the lawyers in two cases on charges of torturing doctors, attendants as well as damaging police vehicles and hospital property.

Police say one case has been registered on the complaint of an hospital official while other was filed on behalf of them.

On Wednesday, six patients being treated at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) were died and Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan was manhandled after a violent protest by lawyers on the premises.

The under-treatment patients, stated to be in precarious condition, were left unattended by the hospital staff when the lawyers entered into the emergency ward of the facility. As a result, six of them breathed their last.