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PBC threatens protests if ‘Azadi March’ disrupted

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Tuesday said the legal fraternity will “not hesitate to launch a nationwide campaign of protest” if the government denies the attendees of the upcoming ‘Azadi March’ their constitutional right to protest.

In a statement, PBC Vice Chairman Syed Amjad Shah said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s attempt to deny people their legitimate constitutional right of protest would be opposed “tooth and nail”.

“If any constitutional step either to make any draconian law or forcefully deny people their legitimate constitutional right of protest, the legal fraternity will oppose the same tooth and nail and will not hesitate even to launch a nationwide campaign of protests against such actions of the government,” read the statement.

The vice chairman also advised the government to refrain from making any amendments to laws, in order to defy people the right to protest alongside Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.



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