PPP leader Basra, young doctors beaten by police
11 February, 2013
LAHORE: Amid, chief minister Punjab was inaugurating Metro Bus Service in Lahore, Pakistan Peoples Party leader and Deputy Parliamentary Leader in Punjab Assembly Shaukat Basra was thrashed and beaten up by the Punjab police e on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters here, Basra said that he was severely beaten up by police at Services Hospital.
He said: "I was present for my father's treatment when police stormed the medical facility" "I was thrashed and baton-charged while trying to stop the police from beating male and female doctors."
He termed the incident as an act of terrorism by police at the behest of Chief Minsiter Shahbaz Sharif.
Basra, who suffered wounds, announced that he would lodge an FIR against Shahbaz Sharif. On the other hand, SP Model Town Owais Malik accused Basra of provoking doctors.
Meanwhile, police used baton charge against the protesting doctors of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) and arrested several of them.
The YDA continued its hunger strike today on the seventh consecutive day here for their demands.
On Friday the YDA announced that they would disrupt the inauguration ceremony of Metro Bus Service on Sunday unless the Punjab government fulfills its demands.
They said that the Punjab government would be responsible if any unwanted incident happened if they were stopped to participate in the ceremony.
The YDA said it would end its ongoing hunger strike only after provincial government's assurance that it will accept their demands.