Lahore: A Lawyers Representatives Convention held in Lahore under the president ship of Syed Jafar Tayar Bukhari Vice Chairman, Muhammad Farooq Khokhar Chairman Executive Committee of Punjab Bar Council in which Presidents and Secretaries of Bar Associations across Punjab as well as members of Punjab Bar Council and Pakistan Bar Council also participated and presented a unanimous declaration, The main points of which are;
1- The ill-treatment of the judges against the lawyers is increasing day by day, on which there are serious concerns in the lawyers’ community. Besides, the suspension of filing of cases during the strike is a major obstruction in the path of justice, which is illegal and unconstitutional.
2- The application of 7 ATA in daily cases against lawyers is illegal and unconstitutional. In the Lawyers Representative Convention, the illegal and unconstitutional actions taken against the members of the Punjab Bar Council, Shahad Sanjrani Advocate, Mian Mehran Tahir Advocate and Rana Muhammad Asif Advocate, were strongly condemned and it was said that the illegal actions taken against the lawyers should be withdrawn immediately, because lawyers are officers of the court. Just as there is contempt of court, so is contempt of lawyers, which will not be tolerated in any way.
3- From 13th December to 17th December 2022 there will be a complete strike across Punjab and all the members of Punjab Bar Council will ensure the implementation of this strike in their respective districts.
4- On December 15, 2022, in front of the Parliament and then the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad, the leadership of all the provinces of the lawyers will hold a sit-in and a joint plan of action for Pakistan will be decided.
5- On December 5-19, 2022 at 11 a.m. High Court Bar Association Bahawalpur will organize a convention representing lawyers from across Punjab jointly hosted by District and High Court Bar Associations.
Controversy between Lawyers and LSCBA Cabinet
It should be remembered that this convention of lawyers was earlier scheduled to be held in Allama Iqbal Hall of Lahore High Court Lahore. But the cabinet of Lahore High Court Bar Association has completely taken a stand against lawyers and in favor of judiciary. Due to which the Lahore High Court Bar Association initially prevented the lawyers from opening the locks of Allama Iqbal Hall.
On this occasion, a lawyer supporting Lahore High Court Bar President Sardar Akbar Ali Dogar also pulled out a gun to prevent the lawyers from holding a convention in the hall of the High Court Bar Association. But the lawyers, in a loud noise, held house proceedings in that hall. After a while, the lawyers representatives took a decision and shifted the convention to the Punjab Bar Council building.