KARACHI: The legal fraternity boycotted on Tuesday legal proceedings across the city to protest the alleged kidnapping of the son of Sindh High Court Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah. Advocate Ovais Ali Shah had reportedly gone missing on Monday afternoon from Clifton. The lawyers did not turn up to plead their cases at the Sindh High Court’s principal seat, the City Courts, the Malir District Courts and the other special courts and tribunals. They criticised the government for worsening the law and order situation in the country. They further questioned the role of the law enforcement agencies, including the police and Rangers, in ensuring protection to the lives and properties of the members of the judiciary, the legal fraternity and other citizens. Meanwhile, the litigants suffered as cases were not taken up.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2016.
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