Pak Affairs

Aitzaz says Parliament impeding judges’ restoration

LAHORE: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Aitzaz Ahsan has said that the Parliament is impeding the reinstatement of deposed judges. “Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari will be held responsible if the deposed judges are not restored,” he said while addressing a press conference here at SCBA on Wednesday.

He assured that the lawyers will stop taking out rallies once the government reinstates the deposed judges. He vowed to inject new life into the lawyers’ movement. The announcement came at a press conference addressed by SCBA President Aitzaz Ahsan. Aitzaz announced that an international lawyers’ convention would be held on the 9th and 10th of October in Islamabad. While on the 19th of July an all Pakistan lawyers’ convention in Lahore would make future plans for the lawyers’ movement. The options might include court boycotts, a long march, rallies and sit-ins.

Aitzaz reiterated that there are no differences among the legal fraternity. He said that the decisions to be made at the conventions would be binding on all lawyer bodies including the disgruntled Pakistan Bar Council. The SCBA president said that all constitutional judges would be invited to the international convention and deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would preside over the proceedings.

According to other news The Advisor on Interior A. Rehman Malik has appealed to the lawyers’ community to head to the advice which is being given purely on the basis of serious security threat prevailing in the federal capital and now an open secret after the suicide attack in which 20 innocent citizens and policemen lost their lives. A press release issued by the Interior Ministry here on Wednesday said that the threat of suicide attack still persist in the major cities in Punjab and Islamabad.

The press release added that in view of the persistent threat level, the ministry requests the lawyers’ community to review their date of protest and fix some later date till the security situation in the twin cities improves. The press release however, made it clear that the lawyers would not be stopped from holding peaceful protest and rally at a venue mutually agreed between the lawyers and the Islamabad administration.-SANA

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