RAWALPINDI – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Wednesday visited the District Headquarters Hospital and inquired after the health of police personnel injured by stone pelting and physical brawl by unruly activists of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on June 23.
They took round of various wards of the allied hospital, presented bouquets to the injured and interacted with them. Nisar handed over the cheques to the victims on behalf of the chief minister. Narrating the ordeal to the CM, an injured said he was ruthlessly beaten up by the activists with nailed-batons but he avoided retaliation.
Shahbaz appreciated the professionalism of the police force especially its policy of maximum restraint to use force against political workers, which caused injuries to the cops. He directed the hospital administration to ensure provision of best possible medical care to the injured and prayed for their early recovery.
At least 86 policemen were injured after the law enforcement agencies showed maximum restraint to use force against PAT workers who breached security cover and reached Islamabad airport despite imposition of section-144 in the city.