The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has announced that the legal fraternity will record a nationwide protest on June 14 in response to a reference filed against senior Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa. A meeting of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and all provincial bar councils was held at the Supreme Court to ponder over the references against judges. The participants exchanged views on a future strategy in this regard and made some key decisions.
Expressing the fraternity’s intentions of staging a peaceful sit-in, PBC vice chairman Amjad Shah urged the government to immediately withdraw the reference. Purpose of the protest is to guard the essence of the Constitution and preserve the supremacy of law, he explained. “Several references remain questionable and the apex court findings in regards to those have not been made public,” said Shah.
“The reference has no merit and is based on ill-intention,” he remarked. The PBC vice chairman clarified that the protest is not borne by pressure from any political party and is exclusively the decision of the lawyers.
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20 September, 2019