CJ’s son kidnapping: Lawyers continue boycott on second day

Lawyers demand early recovery of Ovais Ali Shah


Our Correspondent June 22, 2016
Lawyers demand early recovery of Ovais Ali Shah. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

KARACHI: The legal fraternity continued on Thursday boycott of legal proceedings across the city to protest the kidnapping of the son of Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.

Advocate Ovais Ali Shah was kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon from Clifton neighbourhood in Karachi.

The lawyers did not turn up to plead their cases at the SHC principal seat, the city courts, the district Malir courts or the other special courts and tribunals. They criticised the government as well as the law enforcement agencies for failing to recover the kidnapped lawyer after two days. They also expressed their concerns over the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi.

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At the SHC, the boards of cases were discharged at the request of the members of the SHC Bar Association for the second consecutive day. However, the judges at the SHC and subordinate courts and tribunal sat in their chambers to entertain urgent cases.

Karachi Bar Association president Mehmoodul Hasan declared that the lawyers' community will continue its protest till the kidnapped son of the provincial chief justice is recovered.

On the other hand, members of the executive committee of the Sindh Bar Council held a press conference over the issue of kidnapping of CJ Shah's son. They called upon the government to make all out efforts to ensure the early recovery of Advocate Shah.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2016.

COMMENTS (1)

Pakistan | 6 years ago | Reply The most ill disciplined community of Pakistan who need some education. Why don't the Judiciary take action by imposing some appropriate penalty on this despicable conduct of these Lawyers? Bar Councils are all about elections and voters. They are not ashamed.Client welfare which actually is public welfare is last thing on the minds of Bars and Judges.
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