Lawyer association threaten boycott if their demands not met

April 29, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: The representatives of the Sindh Bar Council and the Karachi Bar Association have threatened to boycott the legal proceedings, if their demands for pertaining to appointment of judges and increase in number of courts are not met.

They have also urged to prosecute Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution for his unconstitutional steps.

During a press conference at SBC, Vice Chairman, Mohammad Aqil said that meeting of representatives of lawyer association from all over Sindh was called where they shared the problems faced by them pertaining to appointment and behaviour of judges, and shortage of courts, infrastructure.

He said that high court may take concrete steps to meet the requirement of shortage of court rooms, adding courts throughout the province were devoid of infrastructure which was required for proper functioning of the courts.

He said that high court may take steps to provide facilities like books, library and stationery for the quick disposal of cases.

He urged the chief justice of SHC to take judicial notice of the incident of manhandling of president District Bar Association Khairpur by the supporter of PPP Sindh president Qaim Ali Shah.

He said that after proper consultation with representatives of lawyer association, the judges should be appointed in the high court, adding senior, honest and competent advocates including female advocates should be considered for post of judges.

He also demanded for the construction of judicial complexes all over Sindh. He also urged the chief justice of SHC to direct the judges to improve their attitude towards advocates, and association be taken into confidence before taking decision against any lawyer.

Karachi Bar Association President Naeem Qureshi, Mehmoodul Hasan, member Sindh Bar Council, and others were also present.