Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): The interior ministry on Wednesday deployed Rangers across important locations in Lahore after a group of angry lawyers stormed the emergency ward of Punjab Institute of Cardiology.
According to the interior ministry, 10 platoons and two companies of the paramilitary forces have been deployed in the city.
Punjab Health Minister Yasmeen Rashid at a press conference confirmed the deaths of three people due to the lawyers protest.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Wednesday took notice of a violent protest by lawyers at PIC.
The dispute between lawyers and doctors escalated after a video of alleged torture on a lawyer by doctors went viral sparked dispute after which lawyers went out of control.
Videos of the incident shared on Twitter showed police officials, clad in riot gear, were rendered helpless as a swarm of lawyers, outnumbering the law enforcement personnel, broke the entrance of the hospital.