The Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA’s) general house, on Thursday, held the Chief of Army Staff, the Inter-Services Intelligence director general, the Interior Minister, the chief justice of the Lahore High Court and federal and provincial governments responsible for Raymond Davis’s release and condemned them all.
The LHCBA issued this condemnation in a unanimous resolution moved by Arshad Malik Awan, secretary of the LHCBA. The lawyers also held a protest demonstration against Davis’s release on The Mall.
The house also demanded resignations of the federal and provincial government for damage to the image of the country. It also demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan take suo motu notice to unearth the truth, otherwise the LHCBA would file a petition before the Supreme Court against Davis’s acquittal. It said that the LHCBA would also constitute a committee of lawyers to establish and disclose the names of those who had paid the diyat amount. The house also condemned the alleged illegal detention of Advocate Asad Manzoor for four hours at Kot Lakhpat Jail barring him from attending the court proceedings in the Davis case.
The LHCBA will also observe a black day on Friday against Davis’s release and boycott the courts all day.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2011.
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