Senior Lawyers of Supreme Court of Pakistan, in an open letter to Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) condemned the illegal and unethical Lawyers’ attack on Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC), which resulting the deaths, injuries and loss of over 70 million
The letter’s signatories, which include some of the most recognisable and respected names in the legal fraternity, underscored that although everyone enjoys the constitutional right to protest, demonstrations and strikes by bar councils and bar associations that hinder court proceedings undermine Pakistani citizens’ constitutional right to justice and the lawyers’ obligation to their clients as well as the judicial system.
“We also note with regret that the Pakistan Bar Council and different bar associations have not condemned this incident in clear and unequivocal terms,” the statement noted.
“We expect that strict disciplinary action will be taken immediately against all licensed lawyers who participated in this unfortunate incident and are penalized by the Pakistan Bar Council as the apex regulatory authority of the legal profession for having grossly breached canons oAgainst f professional conduct.”
“We must not become apologists for those amongst us misconducting themselves but to hold them to account and set the standards by seeking legal recourse in respect of any injustice we perceive is done to members of our fraternity but not by way of acting as a mob,” they added in the letter.
Earlier, three heart patients died after Up to 200 lawyers wearing traditional black suits forcefully entered into emergency ward of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by smashing windows, doors and equipment and attacked the doctors. In this unfortunate incidents patients have to suffer badly and even around 39 patients sustained severe injuries.
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