Lahore unrest: Punjab government summons rangers

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

11th December, 2019

Lahore: Rangers entrust the responsibility of maintaining law and order in Lahore after the violation of law by lawyers.

Punjab government calls 10 platoons of Rangers, they will perform duties in various government buildings while in 2 will be on standby positions.

According to the details, Rangers personnel will also be deployed at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and  Inspector General  (IG) Office.

Sources said that the platoons are allocated for Punjab Assembly, Government Officers Residence (GOR), Governor House, General Post Office (GPO) Chowk. Another platoon for Civil Secretariat, Supreme Court Lahore and Lahore High Court.

PM takes notice of PIC attack

Earlier today, a violent clash between doctors and lawyers has intensified as a rally attended by hundreds of lawyers stormed Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore.

Six patients have so far died after the protest turned violent.

The tensed situation at the hospital spread fear among the patients when lawyers started attacking the PIC assets after raising slogans in different wards and some people entered into the operation theaters which led to the stoppage of the scheduled surgeries of cardiac patients.

The dispute left four people injured when the lawyers broke windows of the emergency ward and several vehicles parked nearby.

A group of doctors and lawyers started pelting stones at each other in which four people sustained wounds.

Police at first exchanged harsh words to clear out the dispute.

Later, as the police appeared helpless in resisting the charged lawyers, resorted to tear-gas shelling to disperse them.

An elderly female patient Gulshan Bibi died when doctors had left the ward during the clash. Other patients seemed in a state of fear and panic.


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