KPBC sets up body to devise SOPs for lawyers’ strike call

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council has constituted a committee to prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for calling a lawyers’ strike which would submit its suggestions within a week time.

The spokesman for KP Bar Council (KPBC) informed on Sunday that the decision was taken in the General Body’s meeting of KPBC chaired by its Vice President Mohammad Ali Khan Jadoon held here on the other day.

The meeting strongly condemned the murder incident that took place on court premises in district Lakki Marwat and demanded fool-proof security for the courts.

The participants also demanded an inquiry into the arrest of Munir Hussain Lughmani in district Manshera against DIG Hazara and other police officers and warned of taking further action if the demands were not met within a week.

The meeting discussed the issue of allowing deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners in Malakand division to exercise judicial powers and urged the provincial government to withdraw its petition filed in the Supreme Court in this regard.

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