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PML-N lawyers’ wing meeting marred by protest

PML-N lawyers’ wing meeting marred by protest

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Lawyers’ Wing meeting on Saturday was marred by protests by lawyers from Lahore at the Lahore High Court (LHC) Bar Room. PML-N Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Naseer Bhutta was chairing the meeting when a group of lawyers led by Sirajul Islam stood up and came near the roster and started chanting slogans whenever any speaker came to deliver his speech.
The lawyers said that the meeting was being held illegally, as no central

ZAB reference – Lawyers, stalwarts wary of predicting verdict

ISLAMABAD – As the courtroom was packed to capacity on Thursday during the hearing of the ZA Bhutto case, lawyers and PPP leaders outside the court made careful statements, understandably not to annoy the court. All those who talked to reporters praised the goodwill gesture shown by the court vis-a-vis the presidential reference despite the recent bitterness between the executive and the judiciary on non-implementation of court verdicts. Soon after the hearing of the case, former law

Lawyers continue strike, two mine workers killed

QUETTA – Lawyers in Quetta continued their token hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day on Monday against the government’s failure to recover two of their colleagues, Munir Ahmad Mirwani and Agha Zahir Shah. Balochistan High Court Bar Association Secretary General and Lawyers’ Committee Spokesman Bashir Ahmed Qazi told reporters that despite lawyers’ hunger strike lasting five days, the rulers were doing nothing for the recovery of Mirwani and Shah. Separately two mine workers

Lawyers want grim Jackson autopsy photos excluded from trial

LOS ANGELES – Gruesome photos of Michael Jackson’s autopsy should not be shown to the jury in the involuntary manslaughter trial of the pop singer’s doctor, defense attorneys argued in court papers released on Thursday.
Showing the pictures of the “Thriller” singer’s autopsy risk jeopardizing the trial in May of Dr. Conrad Murray, they said. Murray is charged with inadvertently causing Jackson’s June 2009 death by giving him the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid, as

Lawyers smell a rat in reference on ZAB

ISLAMABAD – The legal fraternity on Tuesday smelt a rat in the presidential reference filed with the apex court to reopen the ZA Bhutto case, with almost all leading lawyers considering the reference “not maintainable” under the Article 186.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir and Justice (r) Fakharuddin G Ebrahim avoided commenting on the presidential reference, while others questioned why the ruling party had taken 32 years to wake up and file the reference

Governor to solve lawyers’ problems

GUJRANWALA – Punjab Governor Latif Khosa has said that he is the first governor who belongs to lawyers’ community and will solve their problems on top priority. He was talking to a delegation of People’s Lawyers Forum Gujranwala at the governor’s house the other day. The delegation was led by PLF President Ahwar Tufail Warraich while other members Aftab Zaidi, Asif Nadeem, Sheikh Ezad Masood, Muhammad Nauman Aziz and Ahad Mahmood Ramay were among the participants.
The governor

Lawyers observe ‘black day’

LAHORE – Lawyers observed ‘black-day’ on Friday and denounced the acquittal and release of Raymond Davis, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative and killer of two Pakistani citizens. Black flags were hoisted on bar premises and lawyers appeared in courts wearing black armbands. Speaking at a general-house meeting of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), the lawyers flayed politicians, army and secret agencies and accused them of playing a dirty role in the Raymond

Davis release – Lawyers stand divided

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD – Lawyers are divided over the issue of the release of Raymond Davis, as some of them said that the whole affair was conducted in a dubious manner, whereas others said the matter was resolved in accordance with the law of the land. Justice Tariq Mehmood said the decision was in accordance with law of the land as it permits that if the heirs of a person killed agree to diyat or blood money, the murderer could be forgiven and subsequently acquitted by the court.

Lawyers say they will thwart PPP’s strike

ISLAMABAD – The legal fraternity on Friday stood united against the PPP’s strike call against the Supreme Court’s judgment against the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as NAB chairman.
Even the lawyers considered close to the PPP-led coalition government also came down hard on the strike call and called it against democratic norms.
Calling the strike call “a principally wrong decision”, eminent lawyer Justice (r) Fakharuddin G Ebrahim said no strike could be

Lawyers observe ‘Youm-e-Iftikhar’

KARACHI – The lawyer fraternity on Wednesday observed ‘Youm-e-Iftikhar’ on the fourth anniversary of former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s illegitimate dismissal of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry on March 9, 2007. Praising the judges for taking a stand against the dictator, the lawyers said that Chaudhry and other judges did not compromise on their principles to resist against the unconstitutional act.
They were speaking at the Karachi Bar

Official lawyers’ help sought in petition against Arbab

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed official provincial and federal lawyers to assist the court in a petition seeking the disqualification of MPA and former Sindh chief minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim due to his unauthorised absence from assembly sessions. An SHC division bench comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi directed Deputy Attorney General Rizwan Ahmed Dodani and Assistant Advocate General Sarwar Khan to assist the court in

Asma threatens drive for lawyers

QUETTA – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president and renowned human rights activist, Asma Jehangir on Wednesday threatened to launch the countrywide protest campaign against what she called the “inaction” of the provincial government for the recovery of Balochistan lawyers who were missing for over one week. She was addressing a protest rally here on Wednesday organized by lawyers’ community against abduction of four lawyers and sacking of chief justice by Musharraf in 2007.

Bar representatives denounce anti-Asma lawyers

LAHORE – Representatives of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) and the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) have condemned some Karachi-based lawyers’ representatives’ statements against SCBA President Asma Jahangir. “Asma Jahangir is the true voice of legal fraternity and fighting for the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution,” said a joint statement issued by SCBA Punjab vice President Malik Zubair Khalid, PbBC Vice Chairman Lehrasab Khan Gondal,

Lawyers mark ‘Iftikhar Day’

LAHORE – Lawyers marked “Iftikhar Day” on Wednesday to pay tribute to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for his struggle against dictatorship after his suspension on March 9, 2007 by Pervez Musharraf. The lawyers hoisted black flags on the bar rooms and held general-house meetings. The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) held its general-house meeting on Wednesday. A large number of lawyers attended the meeting. LHCBA President Ashgar Ali Gill said that CJ

Lawyers clash with a female civil judge

LAHORE – A clash between the bar and the bench took place in Aiwan-e-Adl on Wednesday, as the legal fraternity observed March 9 as ‘Iftikhar Day’. The clash took place when a female civil judge, Najia Batool, dismissed a civil suit filed by the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). After the decision, counsel for the petitioner Sajid Tabassum flared up and called other lawyers in the court, who insisted the court reverse the decision. Najia left the courtroom after directing Sajid

Lawyers to observe black day today

KARACHI – The lawyers’ fraternity will observe a black day today (Wednesday) to mark the 4th anniversary of the removal of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on March 9, 2007 by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. Office-bearers of the Pakistan Bar Council, the Sindh Bar Council and the Karachi Bar Association including Zia Ahmed Awan advocate, Iftikhar Qaimkhani, Muhammad Aqil, Abdul Hameed Yousufi, Mehmood-ul-Hassan and Khalid Munawar announced this decision at

PBC seeks recovery of abducted judges, lawyers from Balochistan

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Friday demanded the federal and Balochistan governments immediately recover abducted judges and lawyers of Balochistan, else the council would give a nationwide strike call. It also threatened to devise other courses of action for the release and recovery of the abducted judges and lawyers. Condemning the abduction of Distrct and Sessions Judge Jan Muhammad Gohar Yasinzai, Civil Judge Muhammad Ali Kakar, and lawyers Munir Ahmed Mirwani,

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