Bar Councils Withdraw Strike Call On CJP’s Request

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Islamabad (April 15, 2018): Bar councils across the country withdrew a strike call in protest of firing incidents at Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s Lahore residence on Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar’s request on Sunday, said Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Kaleem Khursheed.

A statement by the apex court, earlier today, had revealed that the judge’s Model Town residence was struck by bullets first late last night and then again early morning today.“The chief justice has asked to withdraw the strike call in the larger public interest,” said SCBA President Kaleem Khursheed.

The chief justice had appealed to all bar councils to withdraw the strike which was scheduled for tomorrow, according to a spokesperson of the Supreme Court.Chief Justice Nisar had requested the legal fraternity to attend the courts tomorrow for ‘the sake of dispensation of justice to litigants whose cases are already fixed for hearing tomorrow in different courts.’“Litigant parties will come from far-flung areas to attend courts, therefore, the strike will not only suffer routine court proceedings but also hurt the expectations of people,” said a statement issued by the apex court.

The chief justice had also extended his thanks and gratitude to all bar councils for their ‘unflinching support for standing with Supreme Court during difficult moments.’

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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