CJP terms lawyers’ attack on PIC as shocking, tragic and unbelievable


ISLAMABAD: The attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by lawyers was shocking, tragic and unbelievable, says the Chief Justice of Pakistan here on Saturday.

However, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa termed the attack as an opportunity for self-accountability and introspection.

He expressed these views while addressing a national conference on expeditious justice here.

On Wednesday, at least four 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, four of them breathed their last.

Police arrested over a dozen lawyers who also tried to kidnap the provincial information minister arrived at the hospital to settle the matter.