LAHORE: Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) President Asghar Ali Gill on Monday requested a general house meeting of the bar for September 8 to discuss whether or not to invite former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza to address the bar. The requisition, addressed to the LHCBA secretary, was filed by Advocates Irfan and Syed Zulfiqar Ali Bokhari with signatures of 20 other bar members supporting the requisition. It stated that the LHCBA members demanded an emergency session of the general house to invite Mirza to address the bar. They said that Mirza was a ‘bold politician’ and it was essential to express solidarity with him in his struggle to expose terrorists and killers in Karachi. The requisition said that Mirza’s press conference had revealed the conspiracy against Pakistan and its people. The bar members said that Mirza should be applauded for his stance. They also demanded setting up a judicial commission for a fair inquiry into the evidence brought before the nation by Mirza.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2011.