Lahore clashes: Police tamper with medical reports of injured

Published: June 18, 2014
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A coffin bearing a slain supporter of Tahirul-Qadri, killed during clashes with police, is shifted into an ambulance during a funeral ceremony in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP

A coffin bearing a slain supporter of Tahirul-Qadri, killed during clashes with police, is shifted into an ambulance during a funeral ceremony in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Lahore police and Establishment Division officers have tampered with the medical reports of those injured in clashes between Tahirul Qadri supporters and police on June 17, Express News reported on Wednesday.

According to sources, doctors are being pressurised to change the medical reports of those with bullet injuries to those of physical violence.

An officer of the Establishment Division from Islamabad arrived in Lahore today and was seen pressurising the medical superintendent of Jinnah Hospital to change the reports of those admitted after the clashes erupted.

The Establishment Division official said that he was visiting a patient. However, along with  DSP Aftab and suspended SP Model Town division Tariq Aziz, he had taken over the medical superintendent’s office.

Doctors, requesting anonymity, confirmed to Express News that they were asked by police to add names of police personnel injured in the incident as well. However, they said there was no police personnel currently admitted in the hospital, as they had been discharged at night.

Furthermore, police stopped doctors from treating the 51 injured and did not allow them to take their rounds in the ward.

However, while speaking to Express News, medical superintendent of Jinnah Hospital Dr Abdul Rauf said that he was not present in his office when police officials came to the hospital. He went on to add that injured police officials came for a medical check-up and special care is being provided to the injured.

Government stance

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while taking notice of this incident, asked health secretary and police officials for a report on the alleged tampering.

Speaking to Express News, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said records of the injured cannot be tampered with and police went to collect the records as evidence for the case.

He further added that Gullu Butt, who is responsible for smashing windscreens and windows of vehicles during the clash, is not a member of the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) as claimed.

Later in an interview on Express News, Qadri expressed gratitude to the media for exposing the “barbaric act of state terrorism” that was carried out. He further said that he does not have faith in the judicial commission and the number of those killed in the incident has risen to 11.

Police caught stealing during clashes

While PAT protestors and the police were caught in a scuffle, other members of the police were caught on CCTV footage in an act of theft.

The footage showed the policemen stealing money, fruits and canned goods from shops located in Model Town.

Express News screengrab of a policeman caught in the act.

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Reader Comments (44)

  • A-No.1
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:05PM

    Wow. What a country. I am not a mullah rule supporter but now conclude that perhaps Shariah is the only way to get rid of these vultures and bring relief to the poor downtrodden masses.

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  • Jun 18, 2014 - 4:08PM

    The worst situation of lawlessness in Pakistan. Its time to declare Pakistan a destabilized state and shame to all who think they still ruling this country.Uniformed militant groups are active within the state and nobody can ask them for their unlawful activities. If action is been taken to courts, the courts give them dates to wait till new such incident happen and the previous one can be forgotten by that time. This country is being ruled by two Royal families of Nawaz Shareef and Asif Ali Zardari who earn from Pakistani people and then transfer their money to London. It really hurts when someone see something like this going now a days. Our elders gave their lives for this country and now two Royal families are playing with people of Pakistan for their power and in this power game, the poor people of Pakistan are suffering.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:15PM

    Nothing new. All those who wear uniform think that they are above law. When Musharaf was hidden in a hospital and medical reports were tempered, I said that these practices will be repeated by others too.

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  • Syed
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:22PM

    Now i know why they call “Democracy is the Best revenge” !!!! Brilliant

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  • sato fernando
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:23PM

    Wow,it is religion which is the whole cause of the whole mess in Pakistan and Sharia Law of old age is intruding the modern law,constitution which infact should be based on modern day needs and values.So you ask for it,now see what else is coming in next years.All these Talibans,AQ and terrorism,where has it come from?Be honest to admit that all misery is because Pakistanis regard themselves as some Tekedars of Islam,whereas those Arabs themselves make fun of you.You people will never wake up.I am also a Muslim but when religion starts meddling in politics and in other’s affairs,then you are in a big problem.Wish all of you good luck and Happy Ramadan Pakistan.ShukriaRecommend

  • Jibran
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:24PM

    Now establishment division from Islamabad tampering with the medical reports. This speaks volumes about who gave the order to slaughter innocent women and men in broad daylight. Order came from the very top, and now the cover up is in order. It is possible that the criminal chief minister to execute his stooge gullu butt to cover the tracks. He must be removed with immediate effect.

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  • Jibran
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:26PM

    ISI or JIT must investigate the incident and subsequent cover up. Judicial commission has no credibility.

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  • Asad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:31PM

    How can Rana Sanaullah defend police on this? It seems he is the main culprit.

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  • Faruqq
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:39PM

    Funny how people like Ch. Allah Daad will continue blami people in uniforms and Musharraf for everything, even when it seems that the Punjab govt. was largely behind this debacle.

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  • sato
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:39PM

    @A-No.1:
    Yet where Islam started from,the Arab media,including has no news about you,the thekedars of islam,our Pakistani awam.

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  • Xulfjan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:42PM

    @A-No.1:
    The incumbent are the supporters of Talibaan…thats has always been their policy..Remeber Shahbaz Sharif pleading that Talibaan should spare Punjab as they are the supporters as well generally the abuse of the blasphemy laws!

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  • Saleem
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:45PM

    Was the Establishment Division Official carrying brief cases stuffed with money?Recommend

  • Sami
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:48PM

    Ch. Allah Daad
    I thought you will learn from this incident that PMLn attitude is undemocratic and their policies are failed. They run country through bureaucracy not by political workers. You are still justifying their brutality. Alas!

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  • ishtiaq
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:09PM

    probably CM sahib has already told the judicial tribunal about the result he wants to see, and they are just preparing all the fake documents to prove that it was all Qadri’s fault. How wise is our dear khadim e aaala.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:23PM

    @Sami:
    Its Qadri and his supporter who do not believe in Constitution and democracy. Those who do not believe in democracy need not to give lectures about democracy.

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  • Khurshid Anwer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:26PM

    Pity the nation whose so called democratic leaders and police officials mercilessly kill women and unarmed old people. Shame on those characterless greedy————! Allah (SWT) will soon catch them in “Muqafat e Amal”.

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  • Careful reader
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:31PM

    FYI Ch Allah dad is an indian posting from foreign ipi.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:37PM

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • Citizen26
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:47PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    You can’t compare Musharraf with residents or innocent civilians.

    Well, how can govt fire at its own civilians. If this is the case then, govt is also a threat to life of people as are Talibans.

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  • pardesi
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:14PM

    Taliban killing poor people of Pakistan and now the Govt of Punjab do we have a respite from all this

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  • Umer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:15PM

    Punjab CM Shahba­z Sharif takes notice of incide­nt, asks health secret­ary and police offici­als for a report­

    Drama. Is he so naive? Then whey is he the CM?

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  • Umer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:18PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

    Nothing new. All those who wear uniform think that they are above law.

    Particularly under Shehbaz Sharif. Time to punish them and their leaders who make them do this.

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  • salman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:36PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Very good. We’ve seen the blood of patriots yesterday, lets see some blood of tyrants. Lets start with Gullu butt and work our way up shall we?Recommend

  • IPaki
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:39PM

    Now we see the real haters & clowns behind all the revenge & racism going on in Pakistan in the name of politics and justice. The disease sign isf “out of control” Emotions! It’s the sign of loosing battle.

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  • Urban Legend
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:53PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: You are an amazing man. I am impressed the way you support Noon League. Its called blind followership. Irony is that you are not alone and most of our nation is like that.

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  • salman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:54PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Normal democracy: I may not agree with you but I will defend to death your right to say it.

    Pml-n democracy: I may not agree with you so I will shoot you and unleash gullu butt.

    Yes, PMLN sure are planting “trees of liberty” all over.Recommend

  • Dr. Khalid
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:55PM

    The only solution to all problems is the stepping down of Punjab CM and reelection in Punjab under strict surveillance of independent observers and security agencies!

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  • Ch. Allad Daad is a traitor
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:59PM

    An ignorant and ill-informed supporter of PML-N, that’s what you are. You will put your masters above the country. Feel so sorry for you man.

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  • Sami
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:13PM

    Ch. Allah Daad
    O yes! PMLn version of democracy has made our lives heaven. Where is democracy within PMLn itself? How could PMLn claim that they are custodian of democracy? Government is run by Shareef family at one side and by bureaucracy on other side. All political workers and whole nation is out of scene. Nation can not listen this drama any more.

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  • Owais
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:27PM

    Musharraf attacked on “Innocent Girls” of Lal Masjid, Khadim-e-Aala attacked on protestors. Feel the difference and power of Politicians.

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  • M Block
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:38PM

    Maulvi Qadri refusing to accept independent judical commission to find facts behind the incident…….
    Clear sign he and his followers are guilty and behind this carniage. Maulvi Qadri of Canada should be tried for murder and inciting hatred in Pakistan

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  • Noman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:42PM

    Judiciary and Police are in pocket of Shareef brothers.

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  • Dr. Abid Shah Mashwani
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:47PM

    This is not new that is why experienced corrupt parties always join hands to protect this system. With regret will say such lessons need to be taught to supporters of change so that they understand the value of unity. Instead of pressing for 10 points agenda or 4 constituencies, PTI, PAT and those other against status quo corrupt parties should join hands with one point agenda of getting rid of these corrupt elements. Once you remove these corrupt gangsters, anyone else will be a better option for the masses.

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  • Pakland
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:50PM

    @Owais: Which one of those are armed and had intention to inflict harm to any and had amass weapons and made a illegal landgrabed territory within Pak as their conquered land for their dream of Khilafat?

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  • Mj
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:08PM

    @A-No.1:
    Shariah is not a majic bullet which solves every problem. Scandinavian countries seem to be going well without it.

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  • Careful reader
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:10PM

    @ owais: what Innocent girls are you talking about ??! There were no women there when the criminals were removed from their militant bunker called lal masjid. You are a Taliban sympathizer.

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  • Dr. Abid Shah Mashwani
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:14PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad Please google Pakistan constitution and read articles 1(1), 1(3), 2, 8, 10A, 14, 15, 16, 19, 25A, 25, and 26. so you know if PAT or PTI is violating constitution or PMLN and other corrupt rulers violated constitution. Dr. Qadri and IK are asking for implementation of constitution.

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  • Syed Rizvi
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:24PM

    @sato fernando:
    Go sleep.

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  • pmlns downfall
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:24PM

    Chaudhary Allahdaad I am sick of your lies and false praises for pmln. Since when did coming out on streets become undemocratic?

    You see barricades outside tuq’s house but not outside raiwand palace? And Sharif house in Lahore? Does being the pm and cm render pmln above the law?

    Since when did govt get the authority to shoot down women to death..beat 55 year olds to bleeding pulps? Are the protesters undemocratic for protesting or pmln for killing and brutally injuring them?

    Pmln has innocent blood on their hands and inshaAllah their palaces will be razed to ashes..long live revolution!

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  • AB
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:22PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    What does that tell you? That all leaders that have ruled so far are not just incompetent but complacent in these crimes. In other words, they are criminals, simply put.

    But our problem is not that our leaders are criminals, the real issue is that, we as common people still are the die hard fans of these criminals and not even elect them to office, go out of the way to preach that all injustices done by them are somehow justified.Recommend

  • iPaki
    Jun 19, 2014 - 4:41AM

    That just shows Qadri and Imran K are winning.

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  • Atif
    Jun 19, 2014 - 11:53PM

    Thank you Express Tribune for giving all angles. Some pro govt news outlets such as GEO even do not mention that that Gullu Butt is linked to PML-N in anyway.

    After reading the comments in some articles I am in shock that despite all the proof people are still backing PML-N. See the situation neutrally please leave PTI or PAT for a moment and think about the fact that this government sponsored attack on unarmed protestors has killed innocent men and women.

    Please as a respect for the deceased souls do not support PML-N at this stage even you voted for them. If the PML-N is allowed to get away with it’s barbaric activities this time they will not hesitate to use violence as a political tool again and more lives might be lost if we remain quiet this time.

    May Allah bless the innocent people killed as a result of the PML-N led state brutality…Ameen

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  • smbfhs
    Jun 20, 2014 - 8:24AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: Oh ya; ….when Musharraf was…
    Stop blaming others please… for your political games & bloodshed. Every killer has someone else to blame for the blood on his hands, no?

    “He did it first no she did it first, so on and so forth.”<<

    You’ll never correct your ways this way but will do more n more.

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  • Iram
    Jun 20, 2014 - 3:13PM

    Allah Daad is refined form of Gulu butt, the only difference, one uses pen and the other stick.

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