CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa breaks silence over the lawyers attack on PIC Lahore

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CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa breaks silence over the lawyers attack on PIC Lahore

ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa breaks silence over the lawyers attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore.

CJP on Saturday said that the "tragic, unbelievable and shocking" attack link by a group of lawyers on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) earlier this week "should not have happened" and is "an opportunity for introspection and self-accountability".

On Wednesday, members of the legal fraternity had staged a violent protest at the PIC reportedly on a mission to avenge some lawyers who had been beaten up at the hospital a few weeks ago.

The incident had resulted in the death of three critically ill patients after doctors fled the wards to escape from the enraged mob that had barged into the hospital, damaged equipment, and broken windows and doors.

"Our hearts and our minds reach out to the victims and their families," said CJP Khosa, during a national conference in Islamabad on expeditious justice.

"We hope and pray all concerned would like to uphold the values attached to the legal profession as well as the medical profession," he said.