Thursday Dec 12 2019
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Lahore lawyers' attack: High-level inquiry to be conducted, says interior minister

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Federal Interior Minister Ijaz Shah on Wednesday constituted a high-level inquiry committee to investigate the lawyers attack that took place at Lahore’s Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

The interior minister wondered why the attack had taken place when issues between the lawyers and doctors had been resolved. 

“Action will be taken against anyone involved in the attack”, he said. "Hospitals have their own security but they can’t control a mob comprising of four to five thousand people,” he said.

“I think the lawyers got upset after a video went viral on social media,” he added.

He also said that a month ago, tensions between doctors and lawyers were resolved.

Shehbaz Sharif and Ahsan Iqbal react to lawyers attack

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said that the law of the land was "torn into pieces". 

Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal criticised the government saying that “Where was the government today?”

Marriyum Aurangzeb's condemnation 

Death of patients who were undergoing treatment in the hospital is saddening, said Pakistan Muslim League’s (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.

"Today’s attack on Dr. Yasmin Rashid and Fayyaz Chohan is indeed condemnable. Unfortunately, this tradition has been set by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) itself," she said.

PTI is reaping what is sowed against the opposition, she added.

Imran Khan should come out of his hatred for Nawaz and focus on real issues at hand.