Celebrities Condemn Lawyers Who Attacked a Hospital

Will the damage to Pakistan’s image be repaired?

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At this point, we’re all aware of the horrific happenings that went down in Punjab yesterday. The District Lahore Bar lawyers went on a rampage at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, which treats hundreds of heart patients for free. These ‘custodians of the law’ took matters in their own hands, just to settle a personal dispute some lawyers had with a couple of doctors at PIC.

The incident sent shockwaves throughout Pakistan, given that some patients lost their lives in the attack. This sort of thing is not even allowed in a war, but no from the legal fraternity was bothered.

Some celebrities made no secret of their views regarding this cowardly attack by the lawyers on a hospital. They took to social media to air their disgust.


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Even the police were attacked. Currently, there is a security detail on police to ensure they are not attacked by the District Lahore Bar lawyers.

The Business Recorder reported that six patients have died to date as a result of the PIC attack.

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VJ and television presenter Wakar Zaka was one of the first to speak out against the lynch mob. He stressed how hospitals are spared even amid war.

Superstar actress Mahira Khan reiterated this sentiment.

 

Load Wedding starlet Mehwish Hayat then condemned how ‘upholders of law’ are acting like organized criminals. Can we expect these men to uphold justice when they lynching everyone in sight and they’ve managed to kill innocent patients?

Former Salam Zindagi host Faysal Quraishi highlighted how this will affect Pakistan’s national image.

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Even Shaan Shahid called for protecting the public rights and accountability of the ruffians.

More celebrities aired their views and condemned the attack.

Waqar Zaka even called for the Judiciary to clean up the mess the legal fraternity has made.

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Yesterday’s mob attack on a hospital did no favors to our national image. It is hoped that the government takes action against the District Lahore Bar. In this case, justice must not be just served, it must also be seen.

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Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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