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Police register cases against lawyers for attacking AC office in Sialkot

The lawyers marched into the office of AC Sonia Sadaf and completely vandalized it. They broke the furniture and threw it out on the streets. They also chanted slogans against her. Videos of the incident are making the rounds on social media.

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Police registered cases around 121 lawyers responsible for attacking and vandalizing Assistant Commissioner (AC) Sonia Sadaf’s office in Sialkot.

Hundreds of lawyers recently attacked AC Sonia Sadaf’s office in Sialkot. Images of the ransacked office went viral on social media.

The lawyers marched into the office of AC Sonia Sadaf and completely vandalized it. They broke the furniture and threw it out on the streets. They also chanted slogans against her. Videos of the incident are making the rounds on social media.

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According to media reports, the lawyers claimed that AC Sonia Sadaf supports the occupation mafia. As a result, they stormed into her office and ransacked it.

Reacting to the news, social media users raised concern over the behavior of the lawyers and demanded immediate action. According to them, such acts of violence should not be carried out by those responsible for ensuring justice within a society.

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Not the first time

Pertinent to note, this is not the first time lawyers stormed a building. Earlier, lawyers attacked the Islamabad High Court. Lawyers in Islamabad violently protested the demolition of their chambers by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) at the Islamabad judicial complex.

Furthermore, they smashed windows in the chief justice block, chanting slogans outside the IHC Chief Justice’s office. As a result of the violent act, authorities registered cases against 300 lawyers.

Prior to this incident, lawyers also attacked Lahore’s Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) back in 2019. The issue began due to a legal issue at PIC after some video clips went viral on social media showing some doctors making fun of lawyers.

As a result, a large number of lawyers gathered outside PIC on Wednesday to protest against the “mocking video”. The protest, however, turned violent as the lawyers initially closed off entry and exit points to the hospital. Moreover, three patients also died as doctors failed to provide timely medical treatment because they were trying to fend off the lawyers.

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