LAHORE: Former federal minister and Human Rights Society of Pakistan chairman Advocate SM Zafar has requested the bar associations of Islamabad and Lahore to withdraw their resolutions against lawyers Aitzaz Ahsan and Zahid Bukhari. In a statement issued on Friday, Zafar said the two lawyers had done nothing wrong in appearing before the court and defending their clients. He said these lawyers had in no way violated the code of conduct prescribed by the bar council or the rules of the association. Zafar said the resolution tended to interfere with the lawyers’ fundamental right to practice the profession of law which is guaranteed under the Constitution. He added that anyone who needs a lawyer should be able to get the services of one of his own choice, otherwise the system of justice would become unjust.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2012.
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