Resolution against Gilani: PPP lawyers create ruckus in Rawalpindi District Court

Published: May 3, 2012

Clash started during Rawalpindi District Bar Association session when PPP lawyers chanted slogans against resolution. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

RAWALPINDI: Lawyers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) created a ruckus during a session of Rawalpindi District Bar Association (RDBA) on Thursday, where a resolution demanding Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s resignation was scheduled to be moved, Express News reported.

The altercation started in Quaid-e-Azam Hall of the Rawalpindi District Court after the naat and recitation of the Holy Quran, when the PPP lawyers stood up and started chanting slogans against the resolution.

The PPP lawyers also raised slogans against Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

The session was summoned in the light of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the contempt case against Gilani by the president and secretary of the RDBA.

The lawyers split into two groups, with PPP lawyers on one side and lawyers from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on the other. A brawl also started between both groups.

The PPP lawyers demanded that a resolution of this nature was uncalled for and that it was too early to draw conclusions and a detailed judgement was not out yet.

Express News correspondent Qaiser Sherazi reported that the RDBA president, PML-N’s Sajid Ilyas Bhatti secluded himself from the scuffle.

The session was summoned because PML-N and PTI lawyers had demanded that the resolution be moved and that a new prime minister be appointed should replace Gilani.

Reader Comments (15)

  • May 3, 2012 - 12:56PM

    CJ and his Supreme Court judges loves polarising the society beyond repair…keep it up!!!

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  • Super-Fool KaalCopterTanoli
    May 3, 2012 - 1:07PM

    It’s no wonder nothing gets done. The people should be getting irritated and I’m not talking about the Gilani topic itself. It’s just a good example. They spend more time boycotting their jobs than actually doing them. People should stop supporting this crap. Tell them to do it after crucial meetings on their own time. Not the peoples time. They’re only using the people as a representation of them wanting to look like the “good guys.” They simply have grudges and want to score points.

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  • May 3, 2012 - 1:16PM

    Cj why are u delaying in issuing detailed order verdict?? enough if this mazaak, this attitude of judiciary will result in more chaos and anarchy

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  • Hit-Man
    May 3, 2012 - 1:23PM

    The lawyers of Pakistan have lost all respect and credibility all over the world by honouring a cold blooded killer.

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  • DevilHunterX
    May 3, 2012 - 1:30PM

    PPP = Enemies of Democracy?

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  • Vaqar
    May 3, 2012 - 1:54PM

    @nazar m chohan.

    Ulta chor kotwal ko dantey.

    What do you have to say for this corrupt, law breaking Prime Minister?

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  • Kaleem
    May 3, 2012 - 1:56PM

    Do these lawyers receive electricity all through 24 hours? Are their kids safe in current law n order situation? Can they afford a good lifestyle with recent inflation? Is their future bright with pak getting near to a failed state?

    NO, and they have received some good looking briefcases from PPP.

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  • Hassan
    May 3, 2012 - 2:21PM

    CJ and Superior Courts= Always have been enemies of democracy?

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  • HoneyBee
    May 3, 2012 - 2:26PM

    @nazar m chohan:
    just to do some under hand deal.….????

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  • Mr. Honest
    May 3, 2012 - 3:16PM

    Mr. Chief Justice, PLEASE WAKE-UP. Why is teh SC not issuing the detailed order??? This is very sad and confusing.

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    May 3, 2012 - 3:17PM

    Lawyers in Pakistan tend to behave like Judges. Does Bar council care to implements its code of ethics? How can Lawyers raise slogans against CJ openly? CJ should take note and suspend such lawyers from appearing in courts.

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  • Liberal
    May 3, 2012 - 3:45PM

    Judges wake up from dreams of ruling the country.

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  • Angry
    May 3, 2012 - 4:16PM

    PPPP is an oppressed and innocent party. It has nothing to offer save graves. Please have mercy on it.

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  • alicia
    May 5, 2012 - 3:49PM

    I am sick of these lawyers. I am ashamed I supported them during long march

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  • ijazmir
    May 5, 2012 - 6:41PM

    Democracy is not working. What is next? looks like PPP is against the existence of Democratic Pakistan

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