Leniency for hospital attackers out of question.


LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order at CM Office on Thursday.

Issues relating to the attack by lawyers on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and progress made on the case came under discussion at the meeting.

Buzdar expressed grief and offered condolences to the families of the patients who died during the lawyers' attack. These patients could not get timely treatment due to the chaos at the PIC during lawyers' attack. He said all his sympathies were with the families of the deceased.

Announcing financial assistance for the families of the deceased, Buzdar said the Punjab government would give Rs1 million to each bereaved family. 'Although financial assistance is not a substitute for a human life, we equally share grief of the grieving families.'

Rs1m compensation for family of each victim

He said that damage done to the vehicles of doctors and other persons will be compensated. He directed the officials to give the financial assistance to the grieving families by tomorrow. He said that equipment, machinery and other items should be restored at the earliest.

The chief minister said that all should be taken to make emergency of the PIC functional on an emergent basis. 'It is our priority to restore emergency of the PIC as soon as possible. The Punjab government would provide all necessary resources to restore the emergency services,' he said. He...

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