PIC attack taken up at Punjab Assembly again.


Byline: Iqtidar Gilani

LAHORE -- Lawyers attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology once again became a hot topic at Punjab Assembly on Thursday.

Law Minister Raja Basharat informed the house that the committee had completed the probe but the report could not be shared as the case was pending with the Lahore High Court.

The session started one hour and 20 minutes behind the scheduled time with Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi in the chair.

Replying to a call attention notice, Raja Basharat said that the committee constituted by the Punjab Chief Minister has prepared report after thorough probe. He said that the committee has identified officials responsible for negligence.. He said that the issue was highlighted in a manner that gave the impression of clash between two segments of the society. 'We are trying to dispel this impression', he said. He made it clear that responsible of PIC incident, both attackers and negligent officers, would be awarded exemplary punishment.

In reply to Hina Pervaiz Butt over on unavailability of dog bite vaccine, Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said that the situation was exactly opposite. She said that dog bite vaccine was available at all districts in the province. She said that Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Health provide vaccines immediately on receiving request. In addition to approaching CEOs Health, the citizens have the option of giving request on helpline. She said that the government had even provided vaccines at homes.

On a point of order, PML-N's Ilyas Chinioti raised question on the utility of Kartarpur Corridor, saying only a few pilgrims were benefitting from the project constructed at a hefty cost of billions of rupees.

He said that more than 25,000 labourers were daily travelling on dilapidated Chiniot-Faisalabad Road. Instead of wasting money on useless projects like Kartarpur Corridor, he said, the...

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