Punjab Bar Council strongly condemned the brutal murder of Barrister Farooq Ahmad Adv. Kasur. Such attacks on lawyers are increasing day by day. We demand to arrest the accused with in 24 hour’s & Provide fool Proof security the lawyers community. To arrest such incidents in future. The lawyers of Lahore Division will observe full day strike on 13-04-2021.Mr. Amjad Iqbal KhanVice ChairmanPunjab Bar CouncilSardar Abdul Basit Khan BalochChairman Executive CommitteePunjab Bar Council..
Unknown people, who were posing as Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials, kidnapped a lawyer from his residence in Pakistan’s Islamabad city recently, media reports said.
Tarnol police have registered a case (FIR No. 04/2021) under Section 365 of PPC against unknown people and are investigating, reports The News International.
Mohammad Safian Saeed Dar lodged a written complaint stating that he lived in G/16-3 with his son Hamad Saeed Dar, reported the newspaper.
“I asked the person about his identity through the intercom. He identified himself as DSP Tariq of CDT and told me that he wanted to meet my son. I opened the door after getting consent from my son. When I opened the door, ten people were standing with that person who introduced himself as DSP Tariq. However, three people accompanying the DSP entered the house and sat in the living room to wait for my son,” Dar told the newspaper.
Tarnol police have registered a case under Section 365 of PPC, reported the newspaper.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday once again expressed concern over the “deteriorating law and order situation” in the capital after a lawyer was allegedly abducted from his home by unidentified individuals before being released two days later.
Advocate Hammad Saeed Dar, who was taken away from his home in the early hours of Saturday, appeared in the court today to detail the ordeal he allegedly went through.
The case was heard by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who had taken up a petition filed by Dar’s father seeking his recovery. The court had earlier ordered Dar’s recovery by Monday (today) in a notice to the interior secretary and Islamabad inspector general of police.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (Operations) Waqaruddin Syed, Saddar Superintendent of Police Sarfaraz Virk and SP (Investigations) Malik Naeem, and other officials were present at the hearing.
Speaking to reporters at the court, Dar said the bell of his house located in the Tarnol area was rung at around 1:30am on Saturday. Around 12-15 people standing outside told his father that they wanted to meet Dar.
Although only two of them were invited inside, 10 individuals allegedly forced their way into the house and apprehended Dar as soon as they spotted him, the lawyer said.
He alleged that his personal belongings including his laptop and cell phone were confiscated and he was blindfolded and taken away in a car. He was driven around in the car for about half an hour before being taken to a room where he was detained.
Dar said he could not identify his alleged abductors and did not know “what they wanted from me”.
The lawyers didn’t appear before the courts whole day due to which most of the cases were adjourned without further proceedings.
IBA’s Secretary Nabeel Tahir Mirza said that this incident had exposed the weaknesses in security arrangements in Federal capital. He demanded the law enforcement agencies to early arrest the accused involved in killing of bar’s senior member and brought him into justice. He said that the whole legal fraternity was standing with the victim family at this crucial time. The lawyers would hold protests if the accused would not be arrested soon, he concluded.
District bar association observed full-day strike of local courts on Tuesday following heinous murder of bar member of Vehari who was gunned down by unidentified assailants yesterday.
No lawyer appeared before the court which left visitors, especially those approaching from far-flung areas in lurch.
Newly elected member of Punjab bar council from here, Jam Muhammad Yunis and president bar Malik Arshad Bhatti condemned murder of Asif Iqbal Dhakku with demanding incumbent government to assure foolproof security of the fraternity forthwith.
“Despite repeated appeals, the authority concerned turned deaf ears to our request of framing a specific law for protecting lives and goods of lawyers community ” they said while expressing concern.
Punjab Bar Council strongly condemns the cruel act of accused Nazar Fareed etc in which they kidnapped & brutally tortured Mrs. Irshad Nasreen Advocate depalpur. This inhumane act of the above persons is Unlawfull & highly immoral. Bearing in mind the very fact that the victim is a female advocate this act is highly condemnable. The Punjab Bar Council demands urgent action to be taken on this sensitive issue by the law enforcement agencies and the concerned officials.
Ch. Shah Nawaz Ismail Gujjar
Punjab Bar Council
Mr. Iftikhar Ibrahim Qureshi
Chairman Executive Committee
Punjab Bar Council.