Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital Dec 12, 2019 0 1046 12345 AFPIslamabadAt least three heart patients died on Wednesday after a group of lawyers attacked doctors at a cardiac hospital in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, officials and ministers said.“Three patients including an elderly woman died after doctors failed to provide them timely treatment and remained engaged in averting the assault,” Punjab provincial health minister Yasmeen Rashid said at a televised press conference in Lahore.A group of more than 200 lawyers, who had ongoing issues with the doctors of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, stormed the hospital, vandalising property and damaging dozens of vehicles of visitors and setting ablaze a police van.The incident was apparently triggered by video clips some doctors had made ridiculing the lawyers.Punjab information minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan who arrived at the hospital to mediate was also thrashed by angry lawyers. “This was kind of a high-handedness which none of civilised societies can tolerate,” provincial law minister Raja Basharat said.Private television channels showed live footage of the scuffles from the scene where some of the lawyers were also seen brandishing pistols.Prime Minister Imran Khan, who ordered an inquiry into the incident, directed Punjab provincial government to take stern action against all those involved in the attack.“Several lawyers have been identified from the television footage and the government will deal with all those involved in the attack with an iron hand,” Basharat said. RELATED ARTICLES Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time’s 2019 person of the year Dec 12, 2019 0 617 Two killed, 73 injured as Taliban bombers attack US Afghan base Dec 12, 2019 0 261 Trump trial first priority in January: Senate leader Dec 12, 2019 0 1102 Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to govt Hong Kong: An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced on Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose “in a .. Thousands rally in Australia as bushfires burn Canberra: Thousands of people have gathered in Sydney asking the conservative government to take serious and urgent action on climate change as the city remains blanketed by smoke pollution and devastating .. Myanmar’s Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court GENEVA: Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN’s top court on Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims. Suu .. India passes contentious citizenship bill amid protests AFP Guwahati India’s parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from some countries, as hundreds of troops were deployed in the northeast which has been .. Britain’s PM Johnson makes final call to voters ahead of ‘tight’ election London: Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a final call to British voters on Wednesday to help him “get Brexit done” by voting for his party in a snap election. Speaking to reporters at a milk depot in northern ..