LAHORE: Punjab Governor Latif Khosa said on Wednesday that the lawyers’ movement played a pivotal role for the rule of law, respect for the constitution and independence of the judiciary which was one of the essentials of a democratic state. Addressing a cheques distribution ceremony at a local hotel, Khosa said that the PPP had empowered the lawyers as it was a lawyers-friendly party. He said allocation of the Evacuee Trust Board land on Dev Samaaj Road in Lahore for Benazir Shaheed Lawyers Hospital is worth more than Rs 1 billion and the hospital would be completed by the federal government.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2011.
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