PM vows to expose 'real faces' behind lawyers' agitation.


Byline: Imran Mukhtar

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday vowed to expose the real characters behind the lawyers' agitation, saying no one will be allowed to take the law into his or her hands.

The prime minister maintained that the miscreants wanted to create Model Town like carnage, but the incumbent government foiled their heinous designs.

Imran Khan said this during a telephonic conversation with Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan yesterday. He later discussed the issued in the meeting of PTI's Core Committee in Islamabad.

The prime minister appreciated Fayyazul Chohan's courage for expressing restraint over lawyers' vicious attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). Imran Khan, while describing Chohan as an asset of the party, lauded his nerve for offering restraint.

Chohan was slapped and tortured by outrageous lawyers outside Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) hospital in Lahore on Wednesday.

Talking to the media after PTI Core Committee meeting, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan and PTI Core Committee had strongly condemned the lawyers attack and rampage at PIC.

The Core Committee declared that zero tolerance against such mongers of violence at public departments, providing facilities to the general public, should be observed.

The Core Committee held that the clash of two sacred professions in Lahore, the lawyers and the doctors, is not at all encouraging and would add to the problems of the country's present governance system.

'Two developments came before us the other day, the lawyers attacked the hospital while wearing black coats and on the other side, the doctors escaped their duty to save their lives leaving patients in lurch,' she said adding they have to see both the moves. 'One profession - the lawyers' fraternity - is the defender of the law and the constitution and the other - the doctors - have the duty to serve human beings and the clash of both these professions is not encouraging in the present system of Pakistan.'

She said Prime Minister has given the responsibility to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar to form a strategy after talking to all stakeholders to avoid such incidents in public delivery offices in future.

The Punjab government would bring to book all those who were involved in this matter, she said.

The Core Committee decided that the party's legal wing leadership should...

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