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Lawyers organizations demand judicial inquiry over PIC incident

Lawyers organizations demand judicial inquiry over PIC incident
December 12, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The lawyers organizations demanded a judicial inquiry over Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) incident in Lahore. The Supreme Court, high court, Lahore Bar and other lawyers organizations held a session. After the meeting, members of the lawyers’ joint action committee held an emergency press conference. They demanded from the government to release all the arrested lawyers immediately and dismiss all the cases registered against them. The lawyers’ joint action committee officials also announced to boycotts all the courts across country on Friday during a joint press conference. They also claimed that the illegal raids are being conducted on the houses of lawyers. Earlier today, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) sent arrested lawyers, who attacked at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) yesterday, on 15-days judicial remand. Police presented over arrested lawyers in the ATC amid tight security measures. A heavy contingent of police has also been deployed around the courtroom premises to prevent any untoward incident. The prosecutor pleaded court for 15 days physical remand of the lawyers but Judge Abdul Qayyum sent them on judicial remand; however, the lawyers had produced before court after covering their face. A forensic team reached the PIC for collecting evidence to present in the court. The Shadman police registered two cases against 21 nominated and 250 unknown lawyers on the charge of storming the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). The case has been registered under sections 322, 440, 452, 353, 186, 354, 148, 149, 337H(2) and 395 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of Dr Zeeshan, Dr Irfan Niazi, Dr Muhammad Irfan and Dr Muhammad Habib.
Lahore CCPO vows to take action against hooligans
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed has said that action will be taken against the people involved in hooliganism at Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) as per law. Talking to the media outside the PIC on Thursday, he said that some lawyers had worsened the situation due to the bar election. “The police have been deployed at all important places. It was inappropriate to use the power,” he said.