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  • ‘Unregistered’ drugs for PIC patients

    LAHORE: “Unregistered” life-saving medicines are being administered to cardiac patients at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore ignoring the fact that such practice had claimed lives of over 100 patients registered with the institute in 2012...

    The PIC management has been procuring the medicines for the last many years in sheer violation of the Drug Regulatory Authority Act 2012 which categorically states: “such drugs shall...

  • Complaints: PIC head’s removal ‘on the cards’

    A senior official privy to the development told Dawn on Sunday the chief minister had assigned the task to the search committee to find a suitable candidate to replace Prof Zakaria as PIC head...

    The shortlisted candidates included senior cardiologist of PIC (Lahore) Prof Dr Nadeem Hayat Malik, Allama Iqbal Medical College cardiology department head Prof Dr Zubair Akram, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology Chief Executive Prof Dr Azhar...

  • Junior doctor appointed PIC cardiology dept head

    Prof Malick, who was appointed as head of the institute a few weeks back by the Punjab government, bypassed many senior doctors of the PIC as well as other medical institutes of the province amid tall claims of the chief minister with regard to observing ‘zero tolerance’ towards merit violation...

    Nearly a 200-bed cardiology section of the PIC, Lahore, is said to be the largest department of any public sector health facility in the...

  • ATA, murder attempt sections added to case against PIC medics

    LAHORE: The police on Monday added anti-terrorism and attempt to murder sections to the FIR registered against attacking doctors and paramedics of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) for allegedly torturing and injuring some lawyers on the premises of the health facility...

    On the other hand, the doctors and paramedics also observed a strike at the PIC, giving a warning that they would expand scope of protest in case of arrest of...

  • Over 500 patients discharged from PIC after attack

    According to officials, some of the patients were referred to other health facilities following health complications, while various others had left the PIC themselves to avoid any untoward incident when scores of charged lawyers forced their entry into the institute...

    In a related development, PIC Medical Superintendent Dr Mohammad Ameer, in his report sent to the Punjab government, has said the institute also suffered massive damage...

  • Senior bar members demand judicial inquiry into PIC attack

    LAHORE: The legal fraternity on Friday boycotted courts across the country against the arrest of lawyers in the wake of the attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), while senior leaders of the bar demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident...

    At a press conference at the Lahore registry of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), several senior bar figures termed the attack on the PIC a national tragedy and called for a...

  • Attack on PIC opportunity for introspection and self-accountability: CJP Khosa

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said that the "tragic, unbelievable and shocking" attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) earlier this week is "an opportunity for introspection and self accountability"...

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

  • PIC trudges back to life

    As the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) reopens, things are slowly trudging ahead...

    There are fresh bouquets of roses for those who died -- from some senior lawyers who visited a night before -- as well as a flex inscribed with ‘Yaadgar Saaneha Shauhada PIC’...

  • Lawyers seek action against members for PIC attack

    ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the tragic Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) incident, a group of 55 senior lawyers on Monday called upon the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the mother regulatory body of lawyers — to proceed against delinquent lawyers who violated the law and committed illegal acts...

    In an open letter to the PBC, a number of lawyers like Abid Hasan Minto, Makhdoom Ali Khan, Raza Kazim, Tariq Mehmood, Mahmood Awan,...

  • PM Imran's nephew Hassaan Niazi obtains interim bail in PIC attack case

    More than a week after the attack on Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by a group of lawyers, Prime Minister Imran Khan's nephew Hassaan Niazi obtained interim bail in the case on Friday from an anti-terrorism court and denied his involvement in any offence at a press conference...

    I want to explain my viewpoint over the issue as I am answerable to the nation," he said, adding that on the day of the attack he was at the...

  • Speaker summons IG for in-camera briefing on police role in PIC episode

    LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday ordered summoning of the inspector general of police (IGP) to give an in-camera briefing to a special house committee on why police did not stop lawyers from marching towards the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and attacking it, leading to deaths of some patients...

    He gave the direction after PML-N’s Safdar Shakir held police responsible for the lawyers attack on...

  • Doctors agree on ‘controversial’ plaque’s removal from PIC

    Lahore High Court Bar Association president Hafizur Rehman Chaudhry, Lahore bar president Asim Cheema, Punjab Bar Council vice chairman Shahnawaz Ismail, LHCBA former president Asghar Gill, PIC MS Dr Mohammad Ameer, YDA leaders Dr Amir Bandesha, Dr Zeshan, Dr Rehan, and Dr Zaheer attended the meeting...

    An official privy to the information said both sides raised their reservations in the perspective of the PIC tragedy and stressed...

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