Aitzaz Ahsan calls for action against lawyers involved in PIC riots

Aitzaz Ahsan calls for action against lawyers involved in PIC riots

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan has on Wednesday said such attack by lawyers was not expected and action must be taken against the rioters.
The senior PPP leader and lawyer termed the event as regrettable. “No damage was caused during the lawyers’ movement. The incident would not have happened had action been taken in past.
“The lawyers should have provided protection to Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hassan Chohan. The matter should have been solved through dialogue. I am feeling ashamed today.”
It is pertinent here to mention that a violent clash that erupted between hundreds of lawyers and doctors today left at least four people injured when the charged lawyers stormed into the PIC and broke windows of the emergency ward and several vehicles parked nearby.
Provincial Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan had also been beaten by lawyers when he tried to control the situation. Meanwhile, rangers reached at the area to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.
Lawyers went “out of control” while holding batons and sticks and broke the emergency gate of the PIC after a video that showed doctors allegedly torturing lawyers went viral on the social media.
A group of doctors and lawyers started pelting stones at each other in which four people sustained injuries. Police, who initially exchanged just harsh words and appeared helpless in resisting the charged lawyers, later resorted to tear-gas shelling to disperse them.

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