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Thursday Dec 12 2019

PM Imran telephones Fayyaz-ul Hasan Chohan, praises minister’s courage


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hasan Chohan on Thursday, a day after the minister was attacked in Lahore by an enraged mob of lawyers.

A group of more than 200 lawyers, who had ongoing issues with the doctors of the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC), had stormed the hospital, vandalised property and damaged dozens of vehicles of visitors. Chohan, who had arrived at the hospital to mediate, was also manhandled by the mob of lawyers.

Prime Minister Imran called Chohan and praised the minister for timely reaching the site of attack and performing his duties as an official.

The prime minister said that the incident should not lead to dampening of spirit.

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In a statement, the provincial information minister said that anti-Pakistan elements tried to make a situation similar to that of the Model Town incident in 2014, which claimed several lives during protests. 

 Chohan earlier claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers are behind the attack on him, which took place earlier today.

“The list has surfaced on social media of those PML-N workers who attacked me. Those PML-N workers have their pictures with Hamza Shehbaz and Maryam Nawaz,” he said.