LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday ordered the Punjab government to open emergency ward of Jinnah Hospital immediately, which had been closed by the hospital doctors after scuffle with journalists on March 31. Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry also summoned for April 12 Jinnah Hospital Principal Dr Javed Akram and Young Doctors Association President Dr Hamid Butt who allegedly masterminded the attack on journalists. In a warning note the court said in case the doctors of Jinnah Hospital do not open the emergency ward for patients despite courts orders the Punjab government should make arrangements for alternate doctors to run the hospital. The LHC judge was hearing a petition seeking registration of FIR under Anti-Terrorism Act against the doctors for unlawfully detaining and severely torturing journalists behind closed doors in the hospital. In addition, the senior LHC judge sought a report from CCPO Pervez Rathore about the police investigation of the two FIRs lodged by journalists and doctors against each other. The court passed the orders on the petition filed by Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi through his counsel Barrister Farooq Hassan. During the proceedings Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry observed that media had every right of access to information and its freedom could not be ignored. He said the restoration of judiciary was a result of medias freedom but media should not show one side of the picture. It should make a code of conduct on its own, the judge stressed. There must be a forum to keep check on media, however, restrictions could not be put on it, Justice Ijaz remarked. The judge also observed if somebody had grievance against a doctor a private complaint could be filed against him. Moreover, the judge said, health department may take action against incompetent doctors. The further proceedings on the petition will start on April 12. The petitioner submitted Professor Dr Javed Akram, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College and incharge Jinnah Hospital, and Dr Hamid Butt, President Young Doctors Association Punjab, played havoc in the hospital on March 31 last by attacking the journalists. He said the doctors were guilty of several criminal offences including confining dozens of journalists illegally and also indulging in acts that attract the anti-terrorism laws. The petitioner prayed directions be issued to the Punjab health secretary, federal health secretary, Punjab law secretary, and Lahore police chief to take appropriate action under ATA sections against Dr Akram and Dr Butt.