LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that the Supreme Court should also investigate those ordering and staging fake police encounters in Punjab.
He said this while to a delegation of Sheikhupura District Bar Association which called on him on Sunday.
The delegation was headed by Sheikhupura District Bar Association President Ch Ghulam Murtaza Virk, Secretary Rehana Naz Ghumman and senior and prominent lawyers. During the meeting, Muslim League lawyers Ch Atta Ullah Virk, Shakeel Attaullah Virk and Nauman Raza were also present.
“Lawyers’ struggle for supremacy of the constitution and law and getting justice for the oppressed is a bright chapter of our history,” he said. “Those blocking the way of justice will have to have to go now.”
Lawyers praised the measures that were taken during the government of Elahi in Punjab for welfare and well-being of people belonging to all fields of life, particularly lawyers, and quick provision of justice. They also praised the efforts behind curbing crime, including the establishment of Punjab Criminal Prosecution for ensuring effective punishments to the criminals, whereas Punjab Public Defender Service was also started so that people without resources could be provided free legal aid.
Elahi said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had scrapped all his good work and tried to emulate what he did, including the facility of free treatment and operation in the government hospitals for lawyers.
The PML leader also mentioned other steps taken for lawyers during his tenure, including the provision of regular annual funds to the tehsil bar level, construction of judicial complexes in all districts, residential colonies for the lawyers, and their appointments in all government departments as legal advisors.