Bar condemns govts for Davis release

LHCBA holds COAS, ISI chief, LHC CJ, interior minister and federal and provincial governments responsible.

Express March 18, 2011


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.


Khader Basha | 12 years ago | Reply How shameless are these lawyers. They never protested the killing of Taseer or Bhatti. These black coat bats are more dangerous than Taliban to Pakistan. Pakistan will be better with illiterate masses than these educated fools.
Curious1 | 12 years ago | Reply Islam is very practical, very very practical. Look here we can use Islam for any reason to benefit us. We can use it for most effectively kill innocent people and call a cold blooded murderer a hero and garland him and hug him and kiss him and praise him and produce rallies for him and name him as ghazi and send him to jannah and on the other hand we may claim an Islamic pardon according to Sharia is no Sharia. Our Justice system is mob enforced, isn't it! ! ! ! WHERE IS BLASPHEMY LAW FOR THESE THOUSANDS BLASPHEMERS???
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