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.