Lawyers observe black day on CJ’s arrival

Published: June 12, 2010
Lawyers observe black day on CJ’s arrival

Lawyers observe black day on CJ’s arrival

The Baloch Bar Association boycotted court proceedings and observed a ‘black day’ on Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s arrival in the city on Friday. The lawyers did so to register their protest against the court’s inability to recover Baloch missing persons.

The lawyers did not appear before the high court, lower court and local magistrate as a sign of dissent. They also wore black armbands to mark the day as a black day. According to reports, the strike was observed in Quetta, Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Gwadar, Turbat, Chagai, Kharan, Usta Mohammad, Naushki and other Baloch dominant cities and townships of the province.

Spokesman of the Baloch Bar Association Sadiq Raisani said the aim of the strike was to draw the attention of international organisations towards Balochistan where human rights are being compromised by the state. He claimed that around 8,000 Baloch people are reported to be missing while their applications lay pending before the supreme and high courts for years.

“The judiciary could not trace out a single missing person. Baloch people have no expectations from the judiciary,” he said and alleged that all the missing persons are in the custody of government functionaries.

Justice Chaudhry had arrived in Quetta to chair a meeting of committee making the new judicial policy.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 12th, 2010.

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  • liaquatbaloch muradzai
    Jun 12, 2010 - 3:55PM

    when pm yousurazagailani arrived at guwadar for announcement of nfc award so that time he promised that all missing persons will be released after his announcment and as well he said that when he will reach in islamabad before this they will be realeased but sorry to say that he did not change the words in to action just did hollow pledeges which never work making commetees does not work if governament is really concern to resolve the issue of balochistan then must released all those missing persons who are going to missing for a long time Recommend

  • Nizar Baloch
    Jun 13, 2010 - 3:49AM

    We lost the faith in Na Pakistan and its Punjabi ruler, it doesnt matter what they say, they will never become our friends.

    They are looting our wealth and kidnaping, torturing and killing us. We have to fight them back until they run away from our homeland Blaochistan.Recommend

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