Wednesday Dec 11, 2019
LAHORE: Before storming the emergency ward of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), a lawyer recorded a live video in which he threatened doctors.
"Look at the sea of lawyers. Today, doctors will have to undergo bypass and have stents inserted in them," a lawyer can be heard saying in the video. "We will enter the hospital and beat them [doctors] up."
A group of lawyers stormed the emergency ward of the PIC in Lahore, vandalised public property, set a police vehicle on fire and attacked provincial minister Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan.
Videos of the incident shared on Twitter showed police officials, clad in riot gear, were rendered helpless as a swarm of lawyers, outnumbering the law enforcement personnel, broke the entrance of the hospital.
One woman died and several patients were alarmed at the emergency ward of the hospital as a result of the confusion and fear that spread inside the facility as the lawyers barged into the building. It was not clear why the group of lawyers stormed the cardiology hospital.