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Senior Bar Leaders Present Bouquets To PIC Administration, Apologise For Attack

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Senior lawyers have offered an apology for the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology by giving bouquets to the administration of the hospital.

According to videos doing the rounds on social media, Lahore High Court Bar Association President Hafeez Rehman and senior bar leadership including Azam Nazeer Tarar and Abid Saqi went to PIC with flower bouquets and apologised to the hospital’s administration.

The administration did not appear to be very accepting of the apology, as the hospital representative in the video could be seen saying that the lawyers would be called again in a ‘suitable environment’ to solve the matter.

On Wednesday, the Punjab Institute of Cardiology was stormed by an angry mob of lawyers, who not only damaged hospital property and operating machinery, but also attacked doctors, nurses, patients and even journalists present at the scene.

A police vehicle was set on fire while Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz Chohan, who had gone to PIC to negotiate with the lawyers, was violently attacked and there was an alleged attempt to kidnap him.

The lawyers had attacked the hospital owing to an earlier dispute between PIC doctors and lawyers that had occurred some time earlier.

 

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