‘Black Day’: Bars call Monday strike against contempt law

Lawyers across the province would go on a full day strike on Monday, July 23.


Our Correspondent July 22, 2012

LAHORE:


The Punjab Bar Council will observe a “black day” on Monday in protest at the Contempt of Court Act 2012, a new law passed by the National Assembly which makes ministers, chief ministers and the prime minister immune from prosecution for contempt.


In a statement issued on Saturday, the Punjab Bar Council Executive Committee Chairman Rana Asif Saeed said lawyers across the province would go on a full day strike on Monday, July 23. Black flags would be hoisted at bar rooms all over the Punjab, he said.

The Lahore High Court Bar Association also gave a separate call for a full day strike on Monday in protest at the new contempt of court law.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2012.

 

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