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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: District Bar Association Dera Ghazi Khan Observe Strike Over Disappearance Of Lawyer

August 20, 2019

Members of District Bar Association (DBA) Dera Ghazi Khan observed a one-day strike in protest over disappearance of a lawyer here Tuesd

District Bar Association Dera Ghazi Khan observe strike over disappearance of lawyer

Members of District Bar Association (DBA) Dera Ghazi Khan observed a one-day strike in protest over disappearance of a lawyer here Tuesday.

A written notice for the strike was seen displayed at the main entrance of local courts asking members of legal profession to avoid appearance before honourable courts.

Secretary DBA Dera Ghazi Khan, Syed Tayyab Kaleem Bukhari advocate said that Yafis Nadeem Hashmi advocate vanished in Blue Area Islamabad and the lawyers observed strike on the call of PBC on police failure in recovering the missing lawyer despite the fact that FIR already stood registered regarding the occurrence.

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Ex Vice President Multan Bar Council Forcibly Disappeared

August 13, 2019

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The Punjab Bar Council strongly condemns the missing of Mr. YAFIS NAVEED HASHMI Adv. Multan from blue area Islamabad. It is very strange that despite registration of an FIR ,no coercive measures have so far been taken by the law enforcement agencies for the recovery of the aforementioned person.The Pb B C demands all the concerned authorities to take immediate action and adopt all measures for recovery of Yafis Naveed. In condemnation of the above, the lawyers of Punjab will observe a full day strike on 20.08.2019 and will not appear in courts.

Ch. Shah Nawaz Ismail Gujjar
Vice Chairman

Mr. Iftikhar Ibrahim Qureshi
C E C
Punjab Bar Council.

(Islamabad High Court Bar Association,islamabad. Facebook, 19/08/19)

 

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Pride of Pakistan Saiful Malook

August 17,  2019

* To supplement Independence Day celebrations, the Daily Times will highlight, all of August, the individuals who continue to make Pakistan proud. Our 15th interview is with the award-winning and the internationally acclaimed lawyer Saiful Malook

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Tell us about your foray into the field of law. How did it all begin for you?

I accidentally forayed into law. I had never thought that I would end up being a lawyer. All I wanted to do was to be free and lazing around. A friend of mine used to teach at Punjab Law College, Lahore. He was a senior judge and his name was Mian Nazeer Akhtar. I often visited him in the evenings and we hung out for a chit chat, etc. One day, he suggested I join the college he taught at since I wasn’t doing anything and I decided to give it a shot. The rest, as they say, is history.

When did you decide your area of interest?

I belonged to a feudal family and was already familiar with the thana culture, etc. Owing to my knowledge in this area, I decided to take up criminal law as it was my favourite. So, it began from there and my cases mainly have been in criminal law.

Tell us about some of the challenges that you faced when you were making your case for Asia Bibi? Were you confident that you would win?

A lifetime of threat is all I would say. I would be driving around and would spot a motorbike being ridden by two men, following me. My heart would jump and I would immediately take a turn and often times, the bike would coincidentally take the turn with me and I would be sure that they’re out to kill me. Such is the aftermath. Until lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir was alive, she would call me and ask jokingly if I were still alive. She was the one who had advised me to settle abroad after the case ended. You see, when I started working on the case, I was not that confident. I worked on it for four years; 2014 onwards. I worked on it day and night, the same way a scholar prepares for his/her PhD research papers. One has to read a plethora of books for information and knowledge and sometimes even that’s not enough. I remember the final argument which took place on October 8, 2018. It lasted for three hours. I had been praying for four years that Dear God, please let Asif Saeed Khan Khosa be part of the bench as he was one judge who understood criminal law the best in the entire subcontinent. Mian Saqib Nisar had expressed his desire to hear the case and I knew in my heart that he wasn’t fond of me. I also knew in my heart that he didn’t know the ABC of criminal law. It was a chilling and a challenging time as people were following and supporting Mumtaz Qadri like Ahmedis follow Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani or Shias follow Hazrat Imam Hussain. You know with full commitment. The day arrived when the list for the bench was released. It was a Friday. It comprised Saqib Nisar, Asif Khosa and Mazhar Alam Miankhel (a person whose existence did not really mean anything). I saw the list and thanked Allah. I thought if Asia Bibi was acquitted, we would look good in front of the world. Do you know the European Union had threatened us that if Asia would not be acquitted, aid amounting to 35 to 38 billion euros will not be given to us. After I had won the case, I remember returning from Paris to Amsterdam when a young girl came running towards me, asking if I were the lawyer who had dealt with Asia’s case. I said yes and she looked at me is if one would look at a hero.

Pride of Pakistan Saiful Malook

https://newint.org/features/2019/06/12/pakistani-lawyer-putting-his-life-line

https://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2019/08/nss-urges-government-to-review-its-language-on-blasphemy-laws

https://theconversation.com/tehreek-e-labbaik-how-blasphemy-case-in-pakistan-brought-down-hardline-religious-party-119800

Son of Pakistan Governor Murdered for Supporting Asia Bibi Says There are 200 More Cases Just Like Hers

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https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96809/PETER_VAN+DALEN/home

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Bibi_blasphemy_case

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: 2016 Quetta tragedy: PBC urges government to implement inquiry commission’s report

August 9, 2019

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Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Thursday demanded the government to implement, in letter and spirit, Inquiry Commission report on Quetta tragic incidents, wherein 54 lawyers were martyred and many other got seriously injured. All Pakistan Lawyers Representatives Convention was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Syed Amjad Shah to discuss unfortunate and sad incidents of 8th August 2016 in Quetta. They said the enforcement agencies and concerned authorities till date failed to arrest culprits behind the incidents, and rather involved the author of the report, Justice Faez, in a baseless/false reference.

The PBC demanded immediate withdrawal of mala fide references against Justice Faez and Justice Agha, and requested the chairman Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to exclude those members from the Council against whom references/complaints are still pending. It urged the chairman SJC to hear and decide those references which were filed with the Council earlier than the references against Justice Faez and Justice Agha.

The PBC demanded the chief justice of Pakistan to implement the decision of the Supreme Court regarding Faizabad Dharna (sit-in). The judiciary, SJC and Judicial Commission of Pakistan were urged to prevent interference of other institutions in their functioning and process of dispensation of justice and other functions assigned to them under the Constitution, while rendering decisions/judgments.

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Remembering Quetta’s lawyers

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Members of Sindh Bar Council express deep grief over loss of lives in Quetta blast

 

August 8, 2019

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Members of Sindh Bar Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the blast in Quetta on August 8, 2016.

Vice Chairman Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar, Chairman Executive Committee Muhammad Azam Khan and members of Sindh Bar Council express deep grief over the loss of precious lives of advocates and others.

‘Our hearts, sympathies and condolences go out for the families of martyrs of the said incident’, read the statement issued by Sindh Bar Council.

https://www.aaj.tv/2019/08/members-of-sindh-bar-council-express-deep-grief-over-loss-of-lives-in-quetta-blast/

08 August massacre destroyed two generations of Balochistan

Condolence reference to mark 3rd Anniversary of 8th August Martyrs 

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Punjabi Lawyers on strike August 8 to commemorate August 8, 2016 massacre of lawyers

August 7, 2019

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In commemoration of the martyred of the Quetta incident which happened on 08.08.2016 and in solidarity with the aggrieved families, the Lawyers of Punjab will observe a full day strike on 08.08.2019 and will not appear in the courts. The Lawyers of Punjab also demand the Govt. to implement the report of Mr. Justice Qazi Muhammad Fiaz Esa, Honorable Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan prepared on this sad incident.

Ch. Shah Nawaz Ismail Gujjar
Vice Chairman
Punjab Bar Council

Mr. Iftikhar Ibrahim Qureshi
Chairman Executive Committee
Punjab Bar Council.

 

(Punjab Bar Council Facebook, 07/08/19)

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: August 8, 2016 massacre of lawyers remembered

August 7, 2019

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