FAISALABAD: The lawyers strike in Faisalabad entered its second day as lawyers demanded for the establishment of a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in the city.
According to the secretary of the bar, lawyers will not appear in court today creating problems for the petitioners and delaying the court’s proceedings.
A day earlier, on Wednesday, agitated lawyers stormed the court premises and vandalised property including the district officer’s room. They damaged chairs and a police mobile in the court premises, claiming that formation of benches was their basic right.
Furthermore, boycotting the day’s proceedings, they closed the gates of the court and stopped petitioners from entering the court’s premises.
The lawyers also stormed into the office of Deputy Commissioner Sardar Saifullah Dogar and when they found out that he was not present, trouped to the committee room where Dogar was chairing a session, creating disturbances and disrupting the proceedings. As a result, the session had to be concluded forcibly.
A similar protest was carried out in Gujranwala, Sargodha and Toba Tek Singh as well.
The lawyers are demanding for the establishment of an LHC bench in Faisalabad and Gujranwala to ensure speedy and cheaper justice to the residents of the cities.