LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nephew, Barrister Hassaan Niazi, was present outside the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on Wednesday (yesterday) during the lawyers’ violent protest. Hassaan Khan Niazi, son of Hafizullah Niazi, can be seen pelting stones and breaking a police mobile in a CCTV footage. He also took pictures with his friends outside the PIC. Following the incident, he took to Twitter and wrote, “After watching this clip I feel ashamed of myself. This is murder. “My support and protest was limited to initiation of legal action against the concerned doctors. I only stand for peaceful protests. “It’s sad day and I condemn my own self for supporting this protest now.” It is pertinent here to mention a violent clash had erupted between hundreds of lawyers and doctors on Wednesday which left at least three people dead when the charged lawyers stormed into the PIC and broke windows of the emergency ward and several vehicles parked nearby. Two FIRs (first information reports) were registered against over 250 lawyers who were involved in the attack. Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday regretted the onslaught on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Lahore by the lawyers. While talking to the media after addressing a ceremony at the Bahria University in Islamabad, Mr Rasheed said that valuable lives were lost between a fight of “the white coat and the black coat” and the entire world was sent a message that “we are intolerant.” The minister remarked that the whole nation was in a state of shock due to irresponsible attitude by the “educated corps [of lawyers]” as three people lost their life. Responding to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s matter of corruption cases, Mr Rasheed said the former president’s plea bargain in five cases would be done by the month of March. “If Bilawal doesn’t adopt a plea bargain, then his political career will be over,” he said. Sheikh Rashid said the government has been taking steps to address the issue of inflation in the country, and only Prime Minister Imran Khan would take people out of these problems. “Those who are demanding fresh elections should be ashamed of themselves.” Replying to a question, the minister said Pakistan stood by their Kashmiri brothers and sisters. Commenting on the Indian citizenship legislation, he said Modi has been turning India into an extremist Hindu state where Muslims were being denied citizenship. “Modi is unaware that UP and CP’s Muslims will also awake and his government is standing with the support of Muslims,” he said. Earlier, he urged youths to play their role to take forward the country on the path of progress and prosperity. He asserted a strong economy was important to formulate independent policies and ensure strong defense of the country. The minister stated: “Pakistan is rich in natural resources including oil and gas but regretted that the resources were not truly exploited.” Punjab Home Department has approved the deployment of Rangers at key locations of the province to maintain the law and order situation of Lahore. According to Dunya News, a notification has been issued by the Ministry of Interior to maintain the law and order in Punjab. The notification stated that the Rangers troops have been deployed with immediate effect till request of de-requisition. They have been deployed at Governor House, G.O.R I and II (both side), Punjab Assembly, GPO Chowk at Mall Road and Punjab’s Civil Secretariat. It further read that troops have also been posted at Aiwan-e-Addal, Supreme Court of Pakistan (Lahore Registry), Lahore High Court, office of PPO/IGP, and Punjab Institute of Cardiology and other companies for backup.