Lawyers boycotted courts against Dharnas in Islamabad

August 20, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: On the call of the Pakistan Bar Council , lawyers on Thursday boycotted courts in their respective areas of the province to voice objections against Dharnas in Islamabad and support the democratic set up in the country.

The protesting lawyers said that they were against the method adopted by PTI and PAT and the way pressing their demands saying lawyers are united and would stand by democracy and protect the constitution.

General Secretary Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) Ayaz Khan said lawyers like in 2007 would stand again to protect democracy and constitution and would be on roads if any one tried to damage democracy as well as constitution.

Lawyers were showing their resentment over the un-constitutional demands by some of the parties and said that there is a way in constitution to change the government and this is not the way to call resignation from an elected Prime Minister on “gun-point”.

Senior lawyer Ghulam Nabi said someone else has given the protesting parties the agenda to disturb the democracy and score the goals.” without the support of a third party it is impossible that these parties would organize their shows in Islamabad” he said.

Baber Yousafzai, former general secretary of PHCBA said that lawyers boycotted the courts to express their reservations against the on-going tension and demands made by some of the parties through gatherings in Islamabad.

No lawyer appeared in courts and boycotted the proceedings showing their commitment with democracy and constitution. They vowed movement like 2007 would be launched again if un-constitutional step is taken against the democratic set up.

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