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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