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Pakistan: Lawyers in Karachi boycott courts on bar association call

August 23, 2017

Lawyers have boycotted the courts in Karachi on call of bar association like other cities of the country.

The lawyers shut down the entrance of the city court and clients were also prevented from attending the court.

The reports of issuance of orders by Lahore High Court (LHC) for an arrest of the Multan Bar Association president provoked the lawyers to boycott the courts.

While in Lahore High Court, lawyers reacting aggressively damaged the main gate of the court.

Police resorted to shelling to control the situation.

The lawyers have termed the incident as police high-handedness and boycotted the courts.

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/22/lawyers-in-karachi-boycott-courts-on-bar-association-call/

https://www.dawn.com/news/1353242/lawyers-boycott-hits-lower-courts-shc-remains-unaffected

https://www.dawn.com/news/1353369

https://www.dawn.com/news/1353050

http://nation.com.pk/national/22-Aug-2017/intimidating-lawyers-protest-chocks-multan

http://nation.com.pk/national/22-Aug-2017/contempt-of-court-case-police-couldn-t-arrest-multan-bar-president

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/402319-LHC-directs-police-to-arrest-Multan-bar-president-

https://www.dawn.com/news/1353094

https://www.dawn.com/news/1353027

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/24-Aug-2017/lawyers-announce-protest-to-protect-colleagues

Pakistan: MALL ROAD TURNS INTO BATTLEFIELD AS LAWYERS GO ON RAMPAGE IN LHC

August 21, 2017

Lawyers go rogue after LHC order to arrest Multan bar president

Police on Monday fired tear gas and water cannon on protesting lawyers who had gathered at the Lahore High Court (LHC) where contempt of court proceedings were underway against the president of the Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA) Multan chapter. Their attempt to storm the CJ block was thwarted as anti-riot police used tear gas and water cannon to force them out of the court premises.

Earlier, the bench issued warrants for the arrest of Qureshi and directed the police to arrest and produce him before it. Later, the five-member larger bench was constituted to proceed against the delinquent advocates under the law of contempt and High Court Rules and Orders for suspension and/or removal of their practice of the LHC. They said the move not only tarnished the image of the legal fraternity but also endangered the system of dispensation of justice, creating and enhancing the void between the bench and the bar. He articulated that no compromise will be made on the sactity of the court.

The lawyers then continued their protest at the Mall Road, which was subsequently blocked for traffic.

However, lawyers based in Multan said Qureshi would himself appear before the LHC chief justice if warrants of his arrest are withdrawn. Mall Road around the Lahore High Court looks like a battleground with lawyers pelting stones at the policemen, and the policemen using water cannons to disperse the crowd.

http://appsforpcdaily.com/2017/08/mall-road-turns-into-battlefield-as-lawyers-go-on-rampage/

https://www.dawn.com/news/1352963

http://nation.com.pk/national/21-Aug-2017/contempt-of-court-case-lhc-issues-non-bailable-arrest-warrants-for-multan-bar-president

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/402319-LHC-directs-police-to-arrest-Multan-bar-president-

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/224957-Lawyers-go-rogue-after-LHC-order-to-arrest-Multan-bar-president

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/224957-Lawyers-go-rogue-after-LHC-order-to-arrest-Multan-bar-president

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/225134-Lawyers-observe-strike-in-Punjab-cities

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/lawyers-to-observe-country-wide-strike-tomorrow/

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/22/lawyers-observe-country-wide-strike-to-protest-lhcs-arrest-warrants/

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/402291-Lawyers-observe-countrywide-strike-against-LHC-ord

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/402230-Bar-councils-in-Punjab-Sindh-and-KP-call-strike-o

Pakistan: Lawyers call strike after arrest order triggers clashes at LHC

August 21, 2017

Lawyers across the country have pledged a strike tomorrow (Tuesday) to protest ‘police high-handedness’ and ‘unjust’ court ruling after the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered the arrest of a legal fraternity leader.

LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, hearing a contempt case against Sher Zaman Qureshi and, head of the bar association of LHC Multan bench, and another lawyer Qaiser Abbas Kazmi, ordered police to arrest and produce Qureshi on Tuesday (tomorrow).

The bench also ordered the suspension of the lawyers’ licences. The chief justice observed during the hearing that the sanctity of the court is supreme and there will be no compromise on it.

The court termed Qureshi’s conduct ‘most unbecoming and demeaning, that blatantly offends the prestige and honour of this court’.

Following the order, enraged lawyers loyal to Qureshi attempted to forcibly enter the courtroom, breaking the gate of a corridor and chanted slogans against the chief justice inside the LHC building.

https://www.geo.tv/latest/154567-lawyers-attempting-to-break-into-lhc-cjs-courtroom

https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/08/lawyers-announce-countrywide-strike-tuesday/

https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/08/lawyers-go-rampage-protest-lhc-order/

https://www.dawn.com/news/1352963

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/lawyers-to-observe-country-wide-strike-tomorrow/

Pakistan: Khadija was stabbed 23 times in Lahore. Here’s how she put her attacker behind bars

August 10, 2017

Image result for law student Khadija Siddiqui

It’s been more than a year since young law student Khadija Siddiqui was stabbed mercilessly by her class fellow Shah Husain. The incident took place on May 3rd, 2016 in broad daylight on Davis Road, Lahore where Khadija had gone to pick up her younger sister from school. Despite 23 gashes to her body, including the neck, she miraculously survived. Khadija courageously fought for justice and late last month, a court in Lahore sentenced her attacker, who happens to be son of an advocate, to seven years in prison. She sees her survival and legal victory as a chance to live a more meaningful life.


They call court proceedings a trial, and a trial it was. Not only was it a trial for the law to give due recompense for my ghastly wounds, but it was also a trial for my soul, a trial of my patience and, above all, a trial of my honour, dignity and character.

On the 13th and 14th of July, I was cross-examined by the defence council. Waves of nausea swept over me as I stood in a courtroom roiling with men, each day for six exhausting hours at a stretch.

As hard as it is to believe, the defence actually resorted to hiring men to stand behind me to giggle and heckle whenever the opportunity arose. Their base mentality and rotten souls were on display for all to see. Adrenaline rushed through my body, pushing me to flee.


But their hideous tactics only hardened my resolve in standing up to this lawyer boys club, and the voice inside my head steadied me: The truth shall prevail.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1350338

http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/10-Aug-17/internalised-misogyny

Pakistan: Mourning Quetta’s lawyers: CJP urges institutions to join country’s struggle for peace

 

August 8, 2017

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar — Screengrab DawnNews

Lawyers across the country boycotted court proceedings on Tuesday to mourn the Quetta carnage that claimed more than 70 lives last year, of which 56 were lawyers.

Addressing a gathering commemorating the anniversary of the carnage of Quetta Civil Hospital last year, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar emphasised the need for all institutions to perform their duty and contribute to the country’s struggle for peace.

“We cannot lose hope,” he said. “We have to fight this war with courage.”

The chief justice had arrived in Quetta along with judges of various high courts and apex court of the country and lawyers to mourn the tragic incident. The lawyer bodies had organised a condolence reference at the Balochistan High Court to pay rich tribute to the victims of the terror attack.

Political parties, civil society, journalists have also joined the legal fraternity in remembering the victims of the suicide bombing that also included civilians and journalists.

Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and the Supreme Court Bar Association had given the strike call to mourn the killing of members of the legal fraternity in Quetta.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1350349

https://www.dawn.com/news/1350336

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/08/lawyers-observe-strike-to-condemn-quetta-carnage/

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2017/aug/09/shutdown-on-first-anniversary-of-quetta-bombing-in-pakistans-balochistan-province-1640380.html

https://arynews.tv/en/quetta-lawyers-attack/

http://tns.thenews.com.pk/year-without-lawyers/#.WY1XTlFJbIU

http://nation.com.pk/national/10-Aug-2017/quetta-hospital-blast-lawyers-remembered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan: Lawyers hold ‘black day’ against Quetta’s Civil Hospital tragedy

August 9, 2017

Lawyers in Balochistan are observing a “black day” on Tuesday to mourn the Quetta’s Civil Hospital tragedy in which 73 people, including 56 lawyers were killed and over 100 injured, local media reported.

A three-day strike, which started from Monday, has been announced by Balochistan High Court Bar Association to protest the gun and bomb attack on their colleagues.

Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) President Shah Muhammad Jatoi said that no proceedings will be held on August 7 and 9.

Supreme Court’s Displeasure

Last month, the Supreme Court heard a suo moto case regarding the tragedy to overview the progress made on the suggestions of the inquiry commission. It expressed its displeasure over slow implementation and appealed to the police, health department and the provincial government in this regard. The court adjourned the case till September 12.

Tragedy

On August 8 2016, terrorists gunned down the then Balochistan Bar Association President Bilal Anwar Kasi. Around 200 people reached the hospital when his body was being shifted to Civil Hospital of Quetta.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/lawyers-hold-black-day-against-quettas-civil-hospital-tragedy/

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/222484-KP-lawyers-stay-away-from-courts

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/222279-Bilawal-remembers-lawyers-massacred-by-terrorists-in-Quetta-last-year

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/09-Aug-17/bilawal-for-implementation-of-nap-to-root-out-terrorism

http://nation.com.pk/national/09-Aug-2017/terrorism-a-conspiracy-to-disrupt-development-cjp

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1476715/top-judge-stresses-need-fight-terror-greater-resolve/

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/08/lawyers-observe-strike-to-condemn-quetta-carnage/

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1476814/lawyers-observe-black-day-solidarity-quetta-bombing/

http://dailytimes.com.pk/features/08-Aug-17/pakistan-mourns-victims-of-quetta-blast-on-first-anniversary

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/08/lawyers-community-observing-black-day-today-to-mark-quetta-civil-hospital-tragedy/

https://arynews.tv/en/quetta-lawyers-attack/

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/222351-Calls-for-justice-echo-as-lawyers-honour-fallen-colleagues

http://paktribune.com/news/Non-implementation-of-NAB-root-cause-of-terrorism-Bilawal-Bhutto-279250.html

http://pakobserver.net/cjp-says-terrorism-conspiracy-weaken-country/

One of the lawyers killed in the blast

Pakistan: Quetta tragedy: PBC to observe countrywide strike today

August 8, 2017

Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has announced to observe countrywide strike and mourning day on the first anniversary of martyrs of Quetta tragedy.

At least 60 advocates were martyred and over a hundreds were injured in terrorist attack in Quetta on August 8, 2016.

The PBC vice-chairman Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon and chairman, executive committee Hafeez-ur-Rehman in a statement said that the lawyers throughout Pakistan will observe full day strike and mourning day on Tuesday and will hold condolence references and meetings for martyred advocates in their bar rooms.

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/400403-Quetta-tragedy-PBC-to-observe-countrywide-strike-

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/08/lawyers-community-observing-black-day-today-to-mark-quetta-civil-hospital-tragedy/

http://pakobserver.net/pbc-observe-strike-today/

http://nation.com.pk/national/08-Aug-2017/strike-shakes-lawyers-unity

https://www.geo.tv/latest/152831-over-honour-man-shoots-dead-sister-in-multan-court

https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/08/bilawal-pays-tribute-to-martyred-quetta-lawyers/

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/08/08/lawyers-observe-strike-to-condemn-quetta-carnage/

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/shutdown-on-first-anniversary-of-quetta-bombing-117080801623_1.html

http://zeenews.india.com/world/shutdown-on-first-anniversary-of-quetta-bombing-2031309.html