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Balochistan lawyers continue protest against abductions

Balochistan lawyers continue protest against abductions

QUETTA – Lawyers in Balochistan continued to protest for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday against the police’s failure to find two abducted judges and four lawyers. They boycotted court proceedings throughout the province after 11am and protested outside Quetta Press Club, shouting slogans against the governments.
Balochistan Bar General Secretary Aminullah Kakar told the protesters that the government had failed to find the abducted judges and lawyers and there was no writ

LHCBA to take up lawyers’ assault case in house meeting

LAHORE – A general house meeting of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) will be held on Friday (today) to discuss two resolutions tabled on Thursday in condemnation of alleged attack on former chairman of Pakistan Bar council (PBC) Malik Kazim and his son on the premises of Supreme Court. Two local lawyers Malik Muhammad Awan advocate and Chaudhry Jawad Zafar Advocate tabled separate but identical resolutions in the LHCBA requesting the secretary of the bar to call the bar’s

Asma tells lawyers not to indulge in politics

LAHORE – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has said lawyers should not indulge in politics at the cost of their own well being and welfare and solidarity of the lawyers’ community. Addressing the members of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on the occasion of a reception she hosted in honour of the newly elected office bearers of the LHCBA here on Thursday, Asma reiterated that the legal fraternity must take a united stand for the welfare and

‘Purple Rain’ artist sued by lawyers

Musician Prince is being sued by his former lawyers who say he owes them more than $700,000, according to court documents. The firm, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, said in documents filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday that Prince – whose real name is Prince Rogers Nelson – paid only $125,000 for their legal services during Prince’s divorce and three other court cases in California, New York and Ireland.
“The Nelson Parties have failed to pay an additional $708,687.04 due

Quetta lawyers protest abduction of 4 colleagues

Quetta – The lawyer community protested outside the Quetta Press Club on Saturday against the abduction of their four colleagues, announcing to initiate protest demonstrations and rallies on daily basis till the safe recovery of abductees.
They also threatened to besiege the chief minister’s house against the extra-judicial arrest of lawyers and political workers and recovery of mutilated bodies of missing persons. The demonstration was jointly organized by all three lawyers’

Lawyers protest colleague’s kidnapping

PESHAWAR – Lawyers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa observed complete strike on Monday on the call of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) that announced lawyers’ strike on one day a week till the safe recovery of the abducted lawyers.
They said if their abducted colleagues, Zain Khan Khalil and Bashir Khan were not recovered safely, the government would be responsible for the consequences. Senior lawyers Zain Khan Khalil was kidnapped from Peshawar on September 30, 2010 while

TWO AMENDMENTS APPROVED – Sindh Assembly showers blessing on fisherfolk and lawyers

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly (SA) showered its blessings on fisherfolk and lawyers, with two bills being passed into law on Thursday that offer greater livelihood opportunities for both.
The first Bill, Sindh Fisheries (Amendment) Bill-2011 cancels all leases granted for the fishing trade. In their place, the government will issue licenses for fishing to the fisherfolk community. For the first time, the government also sought to define a “fisherman,” with the logic aimed at

Lawyers’ fraternity lauds amendment

KARACHI – The lawyers’ fraternity, by and large, has welcomed the amendment in law granting civil courts the authority to hear property suits worth up to Rs 15 million.
“The previous bodies of the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) reached at a joint decision regarding the jurisdiction of civil courts during my tenure as SHCBA president,” Rasheed Razvi told Pakistan Today,
Razvi went on to explain that when the colonial judicial

Baloch lawyers to boycott courts today

QUETTA – Balochistan lawyers’ community strongly condemned the brutal killing of Supreme Court senior Judge Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents in Lahore and announced a boycott of courts across the province today (Thursday) against the tragic killing besides demanding the government conduct a transparent probe into the incident. Pakistan Bar Council Member Amanullah Kanrani Advocate said this while addressing a joint press conference on Wednesday. He termed the killing of Justice Javed

Lawyers boycott courts, demand colleague’s recovery

PESHAWAR – Lawyers boycotted courts on the call of Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa Bar Council and Peshawar High Court Bar Association to protest the abduction of Zain Khan Khalil advocate and demanded his safe recovery.
The KP Bar Council and Peshawar Bar Council came down hard on the government and the law-enforcement agencies for not taking solid steps for Zain’s recovery. All the lawyers wore black bands round their arms and locked their offices.
Addressing the lawyers, Latif Afridi,

Mystery surrounds lawyer’s murder

PESHAWAR – Reports about a senior lawyer’s murder by his captors became a mystery as the dead body found in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency was not of Zain Khan Khalil Advocate.
According to the family sources, a man who was mediating between the kidnappers and the son of Zain Khan made a call and asked them to be prepared for funeral as the captors had killed Zain Khan.
Official teams were sent to the site to bring the body but the tribal levies, after getting the body, told

Lawyers, politicians striving for LBA’s presidential slot

LAHORE – As five days are left to elect Lahore Bar Association’s (LBA) new office-bearers, lawyers’ community and political parties are making all out efforts to secure victory for their respective candidates for the presidential slot. For LBA’s elections, Pakistan People’s party is clear about its candidate to support while Pakistan Muslim league (N) is still confuse and not in position to make any clear decision for the support of a single presidential candidate. Pakistan

LH CJ seeks lawyers’ help to combat corruption

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry urged bar associations and lawyers to cooperate in eradication of bribery and corruption from courts and government departments with the same passion that was seen during the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of independent judiciary. CJ Ijaz Chaudhry, while talking to a delegation of Tax Bar Association (TBA) Lahore, said, “If lawyers start pointing out corrupt elements with a national mission, they can root out the

LHC CJ asks PbBC to cancel rowdy lawyer’s licence

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Wednesday asked the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) to cancel the practicing licence of Ajmal Mahmood advocate for misbehaving with the chief justice and using offensive language in his court. Per details, Ajmal appeared before a division bench headed by the LHC CJ in a NAB case against Mirza Sultan Muhammad.
It appeared that the lawyer came prepared to hurl insults at the CJ and NAB Prosecutor Haroonur Rashid, who was

Ethnicity fissures Sindh lawyers ahead of PBC polls

KARACHI: Fissures have emerged among members of the Sindh Bar Council (SBC), with Sindhi-speaking lawyers forming a panel of their own ahead of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) polls on December 22 in an attempt to combat “discrimination on ethnic basis,” Pakistan Today has learnt.
Two panels had traditionally existed in the SBC; one led by Rasheed A Rizvi and the other by Yasin Azad. A third panel has now emerged, and is being led by SBC Vice-Chairman Ali Muhammad Dahiry

Price consults lawyers over jokes

Katie Price has called in her lawyers after a comedian told a series of sick jokes about her disabled son. Scottish funnyman Frankie Boyle cracked several gags about eight-year-old Harvey during his Tramadol Nights show on Channel 4.
Referring to Price’s battle with her ex-husband, singer Peter Andre, for custody of the child, Boyle said, “Eventually one of them will lose and have to keep him.” He also suggested Harvey – who is blind, autistic, and suffers from a condition that

Saudis sponsored lawyers: Asfandyar

ISLAMABAD: A US diplomatic cable relapsed by WikiLeaks claims that ANP President Asfandyar Wali accused the PML-N of distributing “cash-filled envelops”, funded by Saudi Arabia, to party-backed lawyers during the lawyers movement and the long march in March 2009.
The cable, sent on March 12, 2009 by the then US ambassador Anne W Patterson, details her meeting with Asfandyar, who along with JUI-F Chief Fazlur Rehman, was mediating between President Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif to