Holy Quran burning: K-P lawyers boycott courts to register protest

Published: February 28, 2012

Lawyers throughout Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) stayed away from courts after the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council (KPBC) called for a protest against the defilement of the Holy Quran by foreign troops in Afghanistan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PESHAWAR: 

Lawyers throughout Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) stayed away from courts after the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council (KPBC) called for a protest against the defilement of the Holy Quran by foreign troops in Afghanistan. Lawyers from Peshawar, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Lakki Marwat and other areas in K-P did not attend any court sessions.

The lawyers, in a meeting of the Peshawar High Court Bar Council (PHCBC) at the Peshawar High Court (PHC) not only demanded punishment for the foreign troops involved in the desecration but also passed a resolution demanding complete withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Feb 28, 2012 - 11:15AM

    Lawyers, you are already burning the essence of Quran everyday in and out of Courts, it does not matter if a printed book is burned.

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  • Umar
    Feb 28, 2012 - 2:25PM

    So strange, whatever worst done by americans but poor Pakistanis (looking for INSAF) suffer in the hands of so called educated people in black uniform.

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